British Migrant Miners May Be Deported

Today, a sobering reminder about the downsides of migrant life in New Zealand:  the twin dangers of a weak job market combined with insecure work visas often force immigrants out of New Zealand. Two British miners, brought over to work in west coast coal fields are likely to be deported from New Zealand if they are made redundant…

Your Exit Interview – “No More Romanians”

Today we are publishing another reply to our invitation to give us your New Zealand exit interviews. If you are a Romanian national planning to study in or visit New Zealand your may like to read how one Romanian couple was made to feel like criminals before being unceremoniously thrown out of New Zealand by…

Playboy’s Paradise – a New Brand for New Zealand?

The Auckland arrest of billionaire Kim Dotcom, an investor and online piracy facilitator file-sharing host, in his mansion made worldwide news headlines – and cost Kiwi taxpayers at least $70,000. Along with American agents, the New Zealand police had been conducting an investigation into Dotcom’s website Megaupload since August of last year. He and six…

Only The Wealthy Need Apply To Live In New Zealand – updated

(scroll to bottom to read comment from  Moonlight) The Labour party has obtained a cabinet paper that reveals National is planning a raft of changes around immigration that somehow seem to have been ‘left out’ of last month’s briefing to the incoming Minister. Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Darien Fenton has issued a press about it here…

Would You Vote For A New ‘Migrant Party’?

Patsy Wong’s resignation has resulted in a March by-election having to be held in the Botany constituency, where migrants make up more than half of the voters. Rather than use a mainstream party to make the Chinese migrant voice heard in parliament action was taken to form a New Citizen Party. The New Citizen Party…