Immigration New Zealand comes under attack for tardiness

Gill Bonnett Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is under fire from students and education providers who say they are paying a heavy cost for a poor planning of its restructure and forecast visa numbers. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said delays in visa processing were the number one thing people contacted him about. The international education industry said missed enrolments were causing…

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Head-start as a Headhunter through the MIT gateway

A Correspondent Getting New Zealand experience is vital for job seekers wanting to climb the corporate ladder. Manukau Institute of Technology prides itself on teaching real world skills that allow our students to contribute in the workplace From Day One. To do that, we foster strong relationships with major companies who provide work placements. These often turn into jobs. Internship…

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AUT launches initiative to address Traumatic Brain Injury

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has launched an initiative to bridge the gap between research, clinical care and public policy in the prevention and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The TBI Network will act as a hub for research, training, education and networking,  fostering collaboration between patients and whānau, cultural advisors, service providers, clinicians, researchers and policymakers. TBI Network…

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$4 million to strengthen Māori Science connections

Thirty one new projects will receive funding worth $4 million over the next two years through the seventh round of Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund. This year’s projects will create a greater understanding of how the science system can support the economic, social and cultural development of Māori organisations. They span a wide range of topics including traditional…

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Free Workshop for students, jobseekers

Venkat Raman International students and those seeking employment can expect to derive the benefit of sound advise and perhaps even practical support at a free Workshop being organised by the officials and members of the Tamil Association of New Zealand Inc (TANZI). Sponsored by ICL Immigration Services Limited and supported by this newspaper, the Workshop will be held at the…

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Mental Health helplines inundated after March 15 attacks

Mental health helplines have been inundated with calls from people traumatised by media coverage of the Christchurch terror attacks. People who saw the gunman’s own video have been particularly affected. Mental Health Foundation Chief Executive Shaun Robinson said that some of the media coverage was ghoulish and too detailed in depicting the horror. “Helplines and help services were pretty inundated…

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