Minister admits ‘doing the dumb thing’ on Immigration

Minister admits ‘doing the dumb thing’ on Immigration

But Krish Faafoi will keep his job Craig McCulloch  Deputy Political Editor 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…

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Immigration staff get new guidelines on Relationship Visas

Immigration staff get new guidelines on Relationship Visas

Many declined applications being reconsidered Venkat Raman Auckland, December 4, 2019 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…

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Ravin Lal cremated with religious rites

Ravin Lal cremated with religious rites

Venkat Raman Auckland, November 29, 2019 The body of Indian Newslink Founder and first Managing Director Ravin Lal was cremated with appropriate religious rites this afternoon in Auckland. More than 200 people across various faiths and religious beliefs attended the funeral service held at Ann’s Funeral Home in the South Auckland suburb of Wiri. Pundit Dhirendra Nath conducted the religious…

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Hundred years on, the memory of a massacre lingers

Hundred years on, the memory of a massacre lingers

The Jallianwala Bagh Exhibition closes on November 28 in Wellington Sunita Kaur Musa Wellington, November 27, 2019 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Photo Exhibition, curated by the Partition Museum of Amritsar, India was officially launched on November 21, 2019 by Chief Government Whip Michael Wood and Indian High Commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi. Organised by Ekta New Zealand, the Exhibition is being held at…

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Wrong policies lower productivity standards

Wrong policies lower productivity standards

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, about three quarters…

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Party funding must become public knowledge

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Wellington, November 27, 2019 Transparency of political party funding is essential to provide clarity about who is influencing decision making. The lack of transparency is putting New Zealand’s reputation for strong integrity at serious risk. It erodes trust in our elected representatives, degrades our financial well- being, and impacts on our society and how it works together. Allegations published by…

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