Controversial Immigration Programme put on hold

RNZ, Wellington, April 10, 2018 Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has put the controversial pilot data modelling programme on hold. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) had been running a pilot Data Modelling Programme since the past 18 months, targeting overstayers by using data such as age and gender to identify troublemakers. The Programme was being used to identify migrants who would pose…

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Northcote, Auckland By-Election on June 9

Wellington, April 9, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has announced that the By-Election for Northcote Constituency in Auckland will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The By-Election was caused by the sudden resignation of incumbent MP and former National Party Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman. “Given that Dr Coleman has indicated that his resignation will take effect at midnight on…

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