Immigration

A law change is going through Parliament aimed at providing employees with more protection.

Why more employers are bringing skilled migrants to NZ

The construction industry expects it'll need an extra 50,000 workers over the next four years to keep up with demand.

Curiosity prompts dozens to check out a brothel in Taranaki

Immigration NZ tries to catch foreign sex workers in the act

The Prostitutes Collective says it's illegal for immigrants to engage in sex work, they are being bullied, exploited and forced into work by unscrupulous brothel owners and clients.

National Party grills Government over whether they'll honour election pledge to drop immigration numbers by an estimated 20K-30K

National's immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway discussed the issued in Parliament today.

Philippines passports.

Most read story: Filipinos 'chasing a false dream' in New Zealand after Manila TV broadcast

News story broadcast on Philippines TV promoting student visas as a sure path to NZ residency branded as fake.

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Despite having skills Immigration NZ says the country is short of their residency is being denied.

'Family is everything' - British couple fighting to stay in New Zealand to support daughter and five grandchildren

Despite having skills Immigration NZ says the country is short of their residency is being denied.

File - In this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 file photo Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Britain's interior minister is promising to ensure the country’s immigration policy is "humane," as uproar spreads over the authorities' mistreatment of long-term legal residents. Rudd, who faced mounting pressure Sunday, April 29, 2018 to resign, says she will make a statement to the House of Commons Monday over the immigration scandal. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Britain's Interior Minister resigns amid immigration scandal

Amber Rudd stepped down after it emerged long-term UK residents were wrongly caught up in a drive to reduce illegal immigration.

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mmigration NZ is not actively looking for most of the overstayers and those deported cost taxpayers a fortune.

Most read story: Over 10,000 overstayers in NZ, Immigration not actively looking for most

Those that are found and deported cost taxpayers $7.46 million over the past five years.

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'Sense of love' - Christchurch woman who visits Kiwis locked up on Australia's Christmas Island aims to show 'someone cares' during visits

Filipa Payne, a mother of five, fundraises money to visit New Zealanders held in the Australian detention centre.

The latest One News/Colmar Brunton poll shows an increase in people wanting to let fewer migrant into New Zealand.

NZ's annual net migration dips in December, with more Kiwis exiting the country

Annual net migration dropped to 70,600 in December, from 71,200 a year earlier.

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The Prime Minister says the government is working alongside Australia to protect vulnerable refugees from people smugglers.

'I consider them to be parasites' – Jacinda Ardern has clear message for people smugglers targeting NZ

Ardern says the government is working alongside Australia to protect refugees.

Donald Trump tells press he wants immigrants from 'everywhere'

Mr Trump was previously quoted as saying he'd prefer more immigrants from countries like Norway and not Africa.

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The violent conflict has led to more refugees coming to New Zealand, and Dunedin was made a resettlement centre 18 months ago.

Hundreds of Syrians getting to grips with their new lives in Dunedin

The violent conflict has led to more refugees coming to New Zealand.

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As the refugee quota doubles next year advocates are hoping more money is put towards resettlement services to cope with the increase.

Kiwis urged to 'extend a hand of friendship' as New Zealand's refugee quota set to double in 2018

It's been 50 years since he UN adopted the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees and NZ's quota is set to double... is it enough?

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The country is facing a chronic teacher shortage, with the greatest pressure in Auckland.

Government sets up new emergency fund to halt looming teacher shortage

One in five Auckland schools will start the new school term short on staff.

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Omer Hazer has lived in NZ since he was 13, but despite his business success, is being told to leave the country.

Inspirational Turkish entrepreneur gets his marching orders from NZ after eight years

Omer Hazer has lived here since he was 13 and started his first company when he was 14.

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The controversial politician says it will become a backdoor way of smuggling people into Australia.

Pauline Hanson slams New Zealand's offer to accept Manus Island refugees

The controversial politician says it will become a backdoor way of smuggling people into Australia.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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