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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Parent Category Visa is open to all without uncertainties

You can have your say in the evolving Labour Policy Priyanca Radhakrishnan The Parent Category was closed by the previous (National-led) government in 2016 and this left people in a lot of uncertainty. The current government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway, decided to reopen the Category to give people some clarity after…

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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Photo Expo in Wellington

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Photo Expo in Wellington

‘Punjab under Siege’ at St Peters Church from November 21 to 28, 2019 Wellingtonians and visitors to the Capital will be able to understand the ‘Jallianwala Bagh Massacre,’ at an exhibition scheduled to be held next month. Organised jointly by Ekta New Zealand and New Zealand India Research Institute, the Photo Exhibition, called, ‘Punjab under Siege,’ will be held at…

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Diploma courses face abolition

John Gerritsen Significant and persistent quality problems centred on foreign students could see an entire class of qualification abolished. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is considering the future of Level 7 diplomas, one-year qualifications that sit at the same Level of the Qualifications Framework as a Bachelor’s degree. Concern over quality Consultation papers highlighted problems associated with the rapid…

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Diversity accompanies population growth in Auckland

Diversity accompanies population growth in Auckland

Phil Goff It was a pleasure to attend the First Annual Festivals of South India in Glendowie on September 21, 2019. Thank you to everyone who was involved for an entertaining and enjoyable evening of traditional music, culture, dance and cuisine. I am looking forward the Multicultural Diwali Festival at Charles Street in Papatoetoe, from 12 pm on Saturday, October…

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