Ardern assures Indian community of fair play

Ardern assures Indian community of fair play

Venkat Raman The Labour Party and the Government values the contributions of the Indian community, there will no discrimination under its governance and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has been instructed to revert to the erstwhile practice of fair assessment of partnership visas. That was the message conveyed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during her meeting with community leaders at her…

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Official attitude should change with Immigration rules

Official attitude should change with Immigration rules

Alastair McClymont When immigration New Zealand (INZ) reinterpreted immigration instructions, resulting in a mass decline of offshore partnership visas, many of who were from India, Immigration Minister stepped and  announced, “I have fixed this.” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last week announced that her expectations would be that INZ return to the status quo. Amendment issued On Tuesday, November 19, 2019,…

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Wrong policies lower productivity standards

Wrong policies lower productivity standards

Dr Parmjeet Parmar Wellington, November 27, 2019 New Zealand’s economy has a lot going for it. Our terms of trade are at historical highs, interest rates are low and the Government, due to National’s sensible spending and fiscal restraint, has inherited large surpluses. We should be doing well. But we aren’t, and this Government’s ignoring the problem. Under this Government,…

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Major road closures in Auckland CBD

Major road closures in Auckland CBD

Inevitable disruption over the next four years Sourced Content Auckland, November 16, 2019 Construction in the Auckland City Centre will ramp up from the start of 2020 as the next phase of development programme gets underway. Mayor Phil Goff said that Auckland’s City Centre is experiencing an unprecedented level of development and investment. “Transformational projects such as the City Rail…

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Airlines refuse boarding as OCI Rules get rigid enforcement

Airlines refuse boarding as OCI Rules get rigid enforcement

OCI Cards must be updated in certain cases Venkat Raman Several passengers travelling to India from New Zealand during the past fortnight have found themselves unable to board their flight or stranded at a transiting international airport as the Indian government has begun stricter enforcement of the rules relating to the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). Indian Newslink has received…

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National MP writes to Immigration Minister

Appeal to reconsider Partnership Visa requirement Standfirst: The Indian community is worried that the new Partnership Visa requirement will seriously impede the married life of young people since they fear that the ‘living together requirement’ is antithetical of Indian culture and values. National Party MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi has sent the following letter to Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. Hon Iain Lees-Galloway…

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