Despite ‘deliberate fraud,’ couple wins appeal against deportation

Gill Bonnett, Reporter Auckland, June 20, 2018 A husband and wife who committed immigration fraud after he fathered twins with another woman have won their appeal against deportation. The couple, from South Africa, were accused of grooming the woman, who had moved in with them. They later lied to immigration officers that they were still living together when they applied…

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Premier research on nutrition and brain development

Supplied Content Auckland, June 19, 2018 Brain scans of days-old premature babies could help researchers determine the best feeding style for brain development, lowering the babies’ risk of learning difficulties. The world-first study will be led by Distinguished Professor Jane Harding at the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute in collaboration with Professor Steve Miller from the renowned Hospital for Sick…

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Human Rights Commission lauds WHO move on transgender identities

Supplied Content Wellington, June 19, 2018 An International health agency’s removal of transgender identities from its list of mental disorders should be reflected in legislation currently before the New Zealand Parliament, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) says. Yesterday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published online the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which places all trans-related categories…

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Government welcomes high-quality forestry investment

Shane Jones Wellington, June 19, 2018 New legislation that brings forestry rights into the overseas investment regime will help promote high-quality foreign investment that puts more emphasis on genuine benefits. The Bill recognises the importance of forestry to New Zealanders and I’m confident it’s struck the right balance that will boost forestry investment while ensuring the regime cannot be bypassed.…

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