Death of Aucklander triggers demand for government probe

Care at Middlemore Hospital is ‘Wretched’ Venkat Raman While former Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman refused to own responsibility for the pathetic state of affairs at Middlemore and other hospitals that are under public ownership and management, there is a growing demand among people, especially those who have used the facility for a high-level government inquiry. “We know that the…

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Coleman refuses to take responsibility for hospitals rot

Jane Patterson (RNZ) Outgoing National MP Jonathan Coleman is defending his record as Health Minister, while debate rages on about funding for public services. Dr Coleman delivered his valedictory speech to Parliament on April 11, 2018 as he prepared to take up a job heading the private health provide Acurity. The coalition government is softening up the electorate for a Budget that…

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Immigration Profiling was certainly racist

Alastair McClymont Last week Indian Newslink reported on its Web Edition and Social Media on allegations that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) were using a tool that would racially profile people for early deportation. The Minister of Immigration has now suspended the Pilot Programme subject to further investigation. I have now been able to read INZ’s explanation for what was reported…

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Fraudulent relationships challenge Immigration New Zealand

Venkat Raman ‘Marriages of Convenience’ are a constant headache for Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and the worst sufferers are those who are genuinely married, since the latter become embroiled in the overall ‘rejected application syndrome.’ Many affected persons (that is those in bona fide marriages) have told us that their applications for visas (often Visitor Visa) were rejected by INZ,…

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New Zealand to host APAIE 2021 Conference

Chris Hipkins I am pleased to announce that New Zealand has been successful in its bid to host the Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) Conference and Exhibition in 2021. I congratulate the universities who worked together to put forward this successful bid. University of Auckland will host the event and the other seven universities will co-host. This is great…

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