Boris Johnson gets room to manoeuvre on Brexit

Boris Johnson gets room to manoeuvre on Brexit

Victoria Honeyman Leeds, United Kingdom December 16, 2019 With Boris Johnson’s impressive election victory, one of the biggest questions in British politics will be answered: Brexit, in some form, will be done. But what does this election victory mean for Britain’s standing in the world? Who will the UK now count as its allies, and its enemies? Room to manoeuvre The…

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Controversy rages over new Indian Citizenship Bill

Controversy rages over new Indian Citizenship Bill

Venkat Raman Violence, rallies, burning of vehicles, protest marches and a postponed Summit with Japan are among the aftermath of new controversial legislation passed by the two houses of Parliament and ratified by the President in India last week. The international press has criticised The Citizens (Amendment) Bill 2019 as ‘an insult to India’s 200 million Muslims’ as the new…

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is a time to give, love and promote goodwill and understanding. In the Western world including New Zealand, it is the beginning of the holiday season. Millions of New Zealanders, irrespective of their otherwise religious and social beliefs, would mark the occasion with gaiety and fun. We offer our choicest greetings to our advertisers, readers, contributors and well-wishers and…

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Faafoi admits ‘doing the dumb immigration thing’

Faafoi admits ‘doing the dumb immigration thing’

But he will keep his ministerial portfolios Craig McCulloch Cabinet minister Kris Faafoi has apologised to the Prime Minister for his messages to Jason Kerrison regarding an immigration case, but will not lose his job. Mr Faafoi is in hot water after Newshub published messages between him and the Opshop frontman, discussing the musician’s step-father’s declined immigration case. The messages show Mr…

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New guidelines on Relationship Visas issued

New guidelines on Relationship Visas issued

Many declined applications being reconsidered Venkat Raman The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has issued new guidance to Immigration New Zealand staff on assessing various types of visa applications that involve a relationship component. This would include how to assess temporary bona fide requirements. These guidelines follow the recent changes to the ‘Culturally Arranged Marriage Visitor Visa Category.’…

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Pacific youth support Climate Action Campaign

Pacific youth support Climate Action Campaign

Bainimarama calls for aggressive action in Spain Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has urged the youth in the Pacific to raise their voices and build relationship with their counterparts globally to establish Climate Action coalitions of the future. Delivering the keynote address at the High-Level Talanoa Session on ‘Ambitious Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs) with Pacific Youths at the 2019 UN…

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