Immigration

04:42
Omar Hazer has a long history here and may have to return to a Turkey, a country he hardly knows.

'I thank NZ and the people I've met' - bright young entrepreneur says he's been forced to leave the country due to immigration rules

Omer Hazer will have to return to Turkey, and possible military duty, after spending seven years studying and creating jobs in NZ.

03:59
Sonam Sharma lost her husband and is pleading for help with her mum's immigration case.

'Get the minister to look at it' - Immigration lawyer's idea for young widow fighting for mum to be allowed into NZ

Aucklander Sonam Sharma would love her mother to help with the baby, but mum was denied a visa.

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

NZ's net migration up amid a record 132,000 arrivals

Annual net migration rose in August as the numbers of foreign immigrants outpaced Kiwis leaving.

02:17
Mehaka  Lee Te Puia wants justice for other Kiwis detained in Oz after being booted on character grounds.

Kiwi booted out of Aussie despite winning landmark case tells of toll on kids - 'They were shattered'

Mehaka Lee Te Puia was detained at Perth's immigration centre for nearly two years.

00:49
The Labour leader was not happy after the publication compared her to Donald Trump over her immigration policy.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern irate over 'absolutely false and frankly offensive' Donald Trump comparison

The Wall Street journal wrote: "Meet New Zealand's Justin Trudeau - except she's more like Trump on immigration".

02:09
The United Kingdom, China and India were among the top countries where people are immigrating from.

'Half of last year's growth was in the 15–39 age group' - NZ population explodes with record 12-month growth

A report from Stats NZ shows the population grew by 100,400 in the year ended June 2017.

02:32
Since 2001 most New Zealanders living in Australia haven't been allowed to apply for citizenship.

Kiwi uptake for new Aussie visa slow, with under 1000 applying in first month

About 70,000 New Zealanders were eligible when it opened on July 1.

03:11
Labour wants to cut immigration by up to 30,000 people, and Jack wanted to know what effect that may have.

Watch: 'That's a silly question' – Labour's Andrew Little and Jack Tame spar about effect of immigration policy on GDP

Mr Little said there would be "no significant economic impact" of slashing migrant numbers by 30,000.

02:32
Since 2001 most New Zealanders living in Australia haven't been allowed to apply for citizenship.

Thousands of New Zealanders living across the Tasman become eligible for permanent residency in Australia

Those wishing to apply need to have a taxable income of around $NZ56,000 a year.

The call comes after Australia banned registered sex offenders from holding a passport or travelling overseas.

Chinese national jailed for two years over false passport

Lin has been in New Zealand since 2005, when he arrived from Fiji on a false Hong Kong passport.

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.

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.

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