Migrant Stories – Skilled Migrants Must Drive Taxis To Survive

We’ve heard it many times – migrants have qualifications approved to gain permanent residency and then find NZ employers won’t employ them because they won’t recognise those same qualifications. It’s madness, or perhaps xenophobic protectionism. Here’s an article by David Kemeys in The (North) Shore Times to demonstrate the problem. Mehmet Mohammed has problems. He’s…

Srikanth Rayadurgam Disappearance – Indian High Commission Concerned

From Yahoo News “The Indian High Commissioner to New Zealand is seeking a briefing from Auckland police over the disappearance of an Indian student. Srikanth Rayadurgam, 23, disappeared on his way to class at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 10 days ago. His family have accused police of shifting resources off his case to…

Indian Man’s Racist Attack in Queenstown

From Scene.co.nz Racist attack “Three Caucasian males in their 20s hurled racial insults and set upon an Indian man in Camp St opposite ASB Bank at 4.30am last Sunday. One offender is believed to have used a knuckleduster or knuckle rings. The victim suffered a cut, bleeding nose and chipped teeth. Police are looking for…

Indian Students Subjected to Racial Abuse in New Zealand

From The Times of India 25 Feb 2009 “Indian students studying in New Zealand’s southernmost city Invercargill have been targets of racial abuse and called terrorists by local people, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. Four of those targeted are Sikhs who wear turbans, which they said made some ignorant people confuse them with Arabs or…