Visa decline puts young woman’s future in jeopardy

Visa decline puts young woman’s future in jeopardy

Immigration New Zealand gets it wrong again, says lawyer Venkat Raman Auckland, January 17, 2019 Barrister Raj Pardeep Singh (Picture Supplied) A young woman faces a bleak future after Immigration New Zealand (INZ) declined her application for a Work Visa in an industry which faces severe labour shortage. Harpreet Kaur has valid qualifications to work in the Horticulture and Viticulture…

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Indians second largest group of citizenship applicants

Indians second largest group of citizenship applicants

Venkat Raman Wellington, January 17, 2019 People holding Indian passports were the second-largest group of Permanent Residents to apply for New Zealand Citizenship in 2018, according to the latest figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). Indian passport holders must of course relinquish their Indian nationality after obtaining citizenship of another country since the Indian government does not…

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Uber drivers worry about Deactivation of jobs

Uber drivers worry about Deactivation of jobs

Meriana Johnsen An Uber driver fears that his income could be cut off because of false complaints from passengers but the ride-sharing company say its Deactivation Policy is fair. Uber’s headquarters in Auckland. Photo: RNZ A driver’s experience Aaron, who to protect his privacy did not want his last name published, earns half his income as an Uber driver in Wellington. However,…

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Christchurch Cryptocurrency case investigation continues

Christchurch Cryptocurrency case investigation continues

Supplied Content (Edited) Wellington, January 17, 2019 (Image from Pixabay)  Police are continuing their investigation into the alleged unauthorised transaction of cryptocurrency at ‘Cryptopia,’ a Christchurch based company. A Police Communique said that the inquiry is still in its very early stages and that Police are continuing to work with ‘Cryptopia’ to establish the chain of events. “We are not…

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House-hunting students find novel ways in Wellington

House-hunting students find novel ways in Wellington

Charlie Dreaver Wellington, January 16, 2019 Wellington students desperate to find rentals are getting creative to try and find housing, while others with rentals are struggling to make rent. But experts have warned it will only get worse. Housing shortage is hurting students in Wellington (Picture by Real Estate Institute, Wellington) Disparate students Massey University student Harry Simpson (19) and…

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Government books show $261 million surplus

Government books show $261 million surplus

Supplied Content Wellington, January 16, 2019 Finance Minister Grant Robertson (File Picture) The latest Crown financial statements released today show the Government’s books are in good order, Finance Minister Grant Robertson has said. He issued the following Statement. The Treasury today published the Crown accounts for the five months ended November 30, 2018, showing a surplus of $261 million over…

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Protestors demand end to Coercive Conversion in South Korea

Protestors demand end to Coercive Conversion in South Korea

Supplied Content Seoul, South Korea, January 16, 2019 The following is a Press Release received from the New Zealand Association for Victims of Coercive Conversion Programmes. About 2000 members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus held a rally in front of the Christian Council of Korea Headquarters in Jongno-gu, Seoul on January 11, 2019, demanding an end to coercive conversion…

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Sunday Community Market in Papatoetoe

Sunday Community Market in Papatoetoe

Staff Reporter Auckland, January 15, 2019 Old Papatoetoe Town Centre  (Auckland Council Picture) A Community Market will become a weekly feature in Papatoetoe from January 20, 2019. Organised by the Hindu Heritage Research Foundation of New Zealand, it will be held every Sunday at 107-109 St George Street (behind RSA and Library) Car Park. Fruits, Vegetables and more Hindu Heritage Research…

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