The status of Temporary visa holders after Covid-19 lockdown

The status of Temporary visa holders after Covid-19 lockdown

Francis L. Collins Hamilton, New Zealand, March 27, 2020 On March 25, 2020, the New Zealand government announced that temporary visas would be automatically extended to late September. This comes into effect from Thursday, April 2, 2020. Travellers with a temporary work, student, visitor, interim and limited, visa expiring before April 1, 2020, who are unable to leave New Zealand…

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Muslims relieved as Christchurch massacre gunman pleads guilty

Muslims relieved as Christchurch massacre gunman pleads guilty

Venkat Raman Auckland, March 26, 2020 The man accused of the Christchurch massacre on March 15,  2019 pleaded guilty today (March 26, 2020) at the Christchurch High Court. At this morning’s hearing, only a small number of people were allowed into the courtroom due to the restrictions in place in the Covid-19 nationwide lockdown. Australian Brenton Tarrant was due to…

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Indian Supermarkets, superettes are essential services

Indian Supermarkets, superettes are essential services

Venkat Raman Auckland, March 26, 2020 There has never been a doubt that supermarkets and superettes owned, operated and managed by people of Indian origin are considered Essential Services. There was considerable confusion this morning and this report from Indian Newslink should clarify and set rumours and doubts to rest. The government has clarified that ethnic supermarkets are classified under…

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NGOs, community groups to get $27 million for essential services

NGOs, community groups to get  million for essential services

Supplied Content Wellington, March 26, 2020 $27 million for NGOs and community groups to continue providing essential services A $27 million dollar package, effective immediately, is being provided to social sector services and community groups to ensure they can continue to provide essential support to communities as we stay at home as a nation to stop the spread of COVID-19.…

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