NZ Immigrants Forced To Live in Third World Conditions

Lincoln Tan, the immigration affairs reporter for the NZ Herald has written about the desperate financial plight of immigrants in New Zealand who have been reduced to living in vehicles. Some can’t even afford campsite fees. And it’s set to become  harder with with a raise in GST to 15% (even on food) and tax…

Toxic Homes Still A Nightmare For Many In New Zealand

A Herald article today highlighted the reality of the ‘cheap’ housing often bought by unwary homeowners and newcomers in New Zealand. It tells the story of a Malaysian couple who purchased a property in Buckland’s Beach, an affluent area in South Auckland that’s popular with immigrants from a number of countries. Mr Chee bought his…

Migrants Changing Names To Get Jobs

Lincoln Tan has written another excellent article about the problems that migrants are having finding work in New Zealand during the present tough economic climate. According to Mr Tan an academic says that businesses often eliminate Asian sounding applicants at a very early stage in the interview selection process. Surely that is racial discrimination?: “Desperate…