Going ‘Christian’ on migration
Parties within the coalition are in disagreement on what ‘be kind’ means when it comes to migration
If migration stops, should we stop building?
Our population has outgrown its infrastructure for a decade. Some see a Covid-19 building spree as a chance to catch up, but others worry about over-building just as migration stalls
‘Forgotten’ migrants locked out
Thousands of migrants found themselves locked out of the country and unable to get back in. We have been increasingly unwilling to listen to them.
‘Will I be able to provide for my child?’
Those at the heart of the only scheme to provide assistance to out of work migrants say it shouldn’t be seen as a replacement for an emergency benefit.
Inside sweeping new visa powers
Will sweeping new powers to change visa rules unclog a struggling Immigration system, or just freeze the current mess in place? Dileepa Fonseka takes a closer look.
Pandemic plan had no shutting borders
The plan that guided New Zealand’s response to Covid-19 never even entertained the option of shutting the borders.
Migrants plead for emergency benefits under lockdown
Migrants are asking the Government to ‘be kind’ and use its emergency powers to grant out-of-work migrants benefit payments during lockdown
Conflict, climate and contagion: refugees suffer
As the world, and New Zealand, shuts its borders, the millions of refugees globally are forgotten in high density camps. Jay Marlowe argues we can’t only look inward in fighting Covid-19.
All incoming travellers to be quarantined
New arrivals will be quarantined away from their homes and families, following public pressure for stricter border controls.