Immigration

01:20
James Shaw pitches his party's policy to increase New Zealand refugee quota to 4000 a year.

Green Party proposes big hike in refugee intake to 4000 a year

The Greens want NZ's refugee quota increased to 4000 people, at an extra cost of $350 million.

01:02
The Labour leader says the government’s immigration policy has "gotten out of whack".

'Things have gotten out of whack' - Andrew Little defends Labour's proposed immigration cuts

Yesterday, Labour announced they will cut immigration by 20,000 to 30,000 a year.

04:03
Labour says it will cut immigration by 20,000 to 30,000 people per year if elected.

Aged care employers say they need migrants as Labour promises to slash immigration

"It's no good having anyone off the street," says an aged care hospital manager.

Blind five-year-old to be deported from NZ as a drain on health system

The High Court refused a South African family's appeal that their daughter be allowed to stay.

Nearly 72,000 people moved to New Zealand in the past year.

Labour vows to cut immigration by up to 30,000 people per year if elected

Andrew Little says National has taken its eye off the ball on immigration and Labour "will get the balance right".

02:25
Every year 1100 Samoans are drawn from a ballot to apply to live in New Zealand, but the quota is rarely filled as people must be offered a job first.

Samoa celebrates independence, but immigration to NZ remains a sore point

Every year 1100 Samoans are drawn from a ballot to apply to live in New Zealand.

00:42
Thousands turned out to march in the official ceremony which the prime minister attended this morning.

Opinion: 'Something needs to change' - Samoans wanting to move to NZ sold short by tough immigration policy

The current rules for Samoans wanting to shift here don't work, writes Barbara Dreaver.

02:06
The make-up of New Zealand's population in 2038 has been investigated by Statistics New Zealand.

'Rugby might not be quite so popular' - the changing face of New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand says the population is set to rise by one million in the next 20 years, fuelled largely by immigration.

02:06
The make-up of New Zealand's population in 2038 has been investigated by Statistics New Zealand.

New Zealand's Indian and Chinese population expected to double in the next 20 years

The make-up of New Zealand's population in 2038 has been investigated by Statistics New Zealand.

16:42
Q+A full interview: Winston Peters on New Zealand immigration policy

Q+A full interview: Winston Peters speaks up on New Zealand immigration policy

Mr Peters shares his views on why he think the immigration rate should be cut substantially, and what requirements there should be for new migrants.

00:33
Mr Peters told Q+A mass migration is being allowed in New Zealand without the benefits being fully proven.

'I'm not against bringing the best' – Winston Peters says migration of 10k per year should be the max

Mr Peters told Q+A mass migration is being allowed in New Zealand without the benefits being fully proven.

00:53
Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee held a joint press conference with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop today.

NZ and Australia to 'consider' domestic policies around citizens living in each country

Subsidies for Kiwis living in Australia are set to be withdrawn next year.

02:06
Up to 60,000 Kiwis could be impacted by the changes, which have increased the time people must wait to get citizenship.

Up to 60,000 Kiwis won't be impacted by changes to Australia's immigration policy

Spokesperson for Bill English says Malcolm Turnbull has given him an assurance.

01:46
The Australian government last week announced a raft of changes to make getting citizenship even harder.

'I'm sure we'd get it sorted pretty smartly' - Andrew Little's pledge to Kiwis wanting Aussie citizenship

The Labour leader says "citizenship is even further out of reach for Kiwis" in Australia.

02:01
The Minister of Immigration has suspended the ministry's powers while he takes steps to improve its decision making processes.

Immigration Minister accused of overstepping the mark in suspending department's powers to deport

Immigration NZ allowed a recidivist sex offender from Afghanistan to stay here.

02:06
Up to 60,000 Kiwis could be impacted by the changes, which have increased the time people must wait to get citizenship.

Watch: Up to 60,000 Kiwis in Australia left in 'limbo' after citizenship goalposts moved

Thousands of New Zealanders may now need to wait until 2021 to get Aussie citizenship.

04:01
Income thresholds, visa limits and stand-down periods are included in the changes.

'It's putting a line in the sand' – tougher rules for migrants aimed at securing more jobs for Kiwis

Income thresholds, visa limits and stand-down periods are included in the changes.

02:58
Canada says it detained more refugees in the past two months than it did during all of 2016 - and it's likely to do with Trump's migrant crackdown.

Huge surge in number of Mexicans trying to flee the US to Canada

Canada says it detained more refugees in the past two months than it did during all of 2016 - and it's likely to do with Trump's migrant crackdown.

01:52
Workers' advocates welcome a new tough approach to punishing employers who exploit migrant workers.

Union critical of employer blacklist

A new approach to punishing employers who exploit migrant workers will not be enough, said Unite Union.

04:28
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse announces measures to stop employers who breach immigration and employment law from recruiting migrant workers.

Employers who breach immigration rules face two-year ban on overseas recruiting

"Migrant workers have the same rights as any other worker," said Michael Woodhouse.

02:14
Visas were tightened for Kiwis last year and more will be introduced in April as the UK tries to reduce soaring immigration numbers.

Just let them come: British MPs sign letter to their government to allow Kiwis in on long-term visas

Visas were tightened for Kiwis last year, and more will be introduced in April.

00:23
The students were issued deportation notices after their immigration agents falsified documents.

Immigration officials meet with lawyer of Indian students facing deportation

MBIE says six of the seven remaining students have already completed the qualification course they came to New Zealand to study.

01:52
The nine students were issued deportation notices after their India-based immigration agents secured visas for them using false documents.

'They have hopes and dreams' - Auckland church makes plea to Immigration NZ over deportation of nine Indian students

The group of nine were offered sanctuary at an Auckland church and are likely to be deported in the next few days.

01:09
One protester is holding a placard stating "7299 miles away, and still terrified".

'No hatred, no fear, refugees are welcome here' - protest mob swarms US Embassy in Wellington

About 50 people are outside the US Embassy, protesting against Trump's immigration policy.

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