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…

90 Day Fire At Will Law

New Zealand trades unions have risen to the government’s challenge to prove that the new 90 day ‘Fire At Will’ law, which was passed under urgency (meaning that the public and unions had no chance to make submissions on it)  has resulted in workers losing their jobs. They are to showcase a number of  videos…

Lifestyle Used To Lure Investors But Nets Full Of Holes

Lincoln Tan, the immigration affairs journalist at the NZ Herald, has again written an excellent series of feature articles for the paper. This time concentrating on a potential growth area for the New Zealand Immigration Service – the Business Investor. In the first article he writes about a recent study to investigate the major draws…

New Forum For NZ Migrants

We came across a new NZ migrant support website and forum today, here’s the press release issued by the site’s designer and author. The site offers opportunities to post job vacancies, look for work and build up social networks whilst allowing people to talk freely about their experiences of moving to and working in New…