Author Archives: Mathew Martin - Staff Solicitor

Which Way Are We Going To Go On Immigration This Election?

Is it just me, or does the immigration talk in the news seem like it’s about to reach fever pitch? It seems scarcely a day goes by without some talk about the impact of immigration, changes to immigration policy, scandals … Continue reading

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What to do if you’re going to be deported

“Help, I’m going to be deported! I have to leave the country tomorrow!” We often hear a variation of this theme down the phone line. Someone calls up because Immigration Officers have turned up at their doorstep, they have been … Continue reading

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Bad border bungles disrupt best-laid plans

I have to admit to a guilty pleasure – I love watching airport drama shows like “Border Control NZ”. Perhaps it’s my intellectual interest in seeing the work we do playing out live on the television (or maybe they are … Continue reading

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Legal status of foreign sex workers in New Zealand

The NZ Herald recently featured an article detailing the increase in foreign sex workers in New Zealand. New Zealand is noted as having some of the most progressive prostitution law regulations in the world. However, this progressivism does not extend … Continue reading

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Kiwis in Aussie vs Aussies in Aotearoa – What’s the Difference?

There has been no bigger news in Trans-Tasman relations recently than the deportation of New Zealand citizens out of Australia. From the news reports, it appears that many of these Kiwis being deported have not spent any meaningful length of … Continue reading

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