Engineer deems visa denial heartless

The benefactor of a seriously ill man is accusing Immigration New Zealand (INZ) as a heartless entity with little concern for human life. Ashok Kumar, a network engineer based in Auckland, has been running between immigration authorities, politicians, community leaders to secure the rights of his nephew, 29-year-old Sanil Kumar to stay in the country until he undergoes a kidney…

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Debate rages over liquidated travel agency

A number of readers had reacted to our front page story, ‘Travel agency under liquidation denies rumours’ published in our last (February 15) issue, with some of them accusing us of ‘taking sides’ or publishing a one-sided story. The story related to Greenwoods Corner Travel (1987) Limited (traded as Panworld Travel), which was placed under voluntary liquidation on February 4,…

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Business visas slated for radical change

A Cabinet Paper introduced last fortnight takes a closer look at the flaws in the Long Term Business Visa (LTBV) regime, suggesting radical changes to plug the existing loopholes. LTBV will be renamed as ‘Entrepreneur Work Visa’ (EWV) and Entrepreneur Visa will be called, ‘Entrepreneur Residential Visa’ (ERV). The ‘Entrepreneur Plus Visa’ will be disestablished. The new policy is expected…

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