‘Scary’ residency queue gets worse
A residency backlog that was a problem before the pandemic is even worse now
Migrants risked lives, deserve hero’s welcome
The pandemic exposed holes in the country’s immigration support systems. If the PM wants to make good on her promise of kindness, Laura Walters suggests she starts with those who risked their lives for the country.
Border measures in place for the long haul
The Government is gearing up to fund hotel rooms for thousands of returning Kiwis through the end of the year, at least.
A show of strength after quarantine blunder
The Government tried to put on a show of strength after weaknesses at the border were badly exposed this week.
New system passes the buck on public health
Public health experts say the health and disability sector review is calling for a system that will further fragment the institutions responsible for preventative care.
‘Go home’ is not a solution
Queenstown’s Mayor says we’re not solving anything by telling migrants to go home
Trapped migrants - NZ’s new underclass
New Zealand is developing a new underclass of desperate people - migrants trapped either inside or outside the country.
Jobless migrants: ‘Down to my last $9’
The struggles of jobless migrants worsen as food parcels and other support are rolled back now we’ve conquered Covid-19.
Border pass for ‘unique’ workers and high-earners
Existing visa holders stranded overseas have largely been left out of a new set of exceptions to our border controls.