Category Archives: Politics

Kim Dotcom – Deportation or Extradition?

Correction: This article was published under an incorrect name before. The author is Simon Laurent. Another strand in the Dotcom saga, that first surfaced in 2014, has just reappeared after an enquiry by the New Zealand Herald.  I was one of … Continue reading

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Problems following the closure of the Parent category, solutions are sometimes found

With the suspension of the Parent category of New Zealand Residence in October 2016, a problem has arisen for many. Since then, we have been asked to assist in a number of situations, to find a way for an elderly … Continue reading

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SUCCESS STORY: IT Call Centre Staff Win Residence Appeals

In a series of decisions published in the last month or so, a large group of our clients had their declined Skilled Migrant Residence applications turned around by the Immigration & Protection Tribunal (IPT).  This is already producing a ripple … Continue reading

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“Kiwis First” – Labour Inherits Immigration Policy

In a June posting I predicted that the Labour Party’s promises to slash the numbers of migrants to New Zealand had already been trumped (excuse the expression) by policy changes introduced under the National-led Government.  That appears to have come … Continue reading

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Labour’s Immigration Policy – More Election Rhetoric

Yesterday the New Zealand Labour Party announced its immigration policy in the run-up to the September General Election.  As today’s interviewer on Morning Report picked up on, it appears Labour appears to be lining itself up alongside the xenophobic New … Continue reading

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Stuck between a rock and a hard place

A recent article in the New Zealand Herald made me realise once more how fragile our lives can become. The story of the English woman who can’t work in Australia but can’t leave to go back to the UK will … Continue reading

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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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