Migrant Tales – Amir’s Story – Updated

Continuing in our very popular Migrant Tales series- first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand. Amir fled Iran as a child with his family in the 1980s, his parents were offered a choice between Australia and New Zealand. This is his story… There are many words to explain NZ, its identity and…

Thinking about studying in New Zealand? Go to another, safer country where gangs of youth don’t prey on people of an Asian appearance. At least six young people have been attacked, beaten and robbed in Auckland recently, almost all of them Chinese or Japanese students. The assaults happened during daylight hours and came as Thai…

Whangarei Placed in Lockdown as Shots Ring Out

The lawless north has earned another credit to its name this afternoon. The small town of Whangarei was placed under lockdown by the armed offenders squad after police received multiple reports of gunfire directed at a property in Willow Place near Silverstream Road. The town’s hospital and a number of schools also went into lockdown. Northern…