NZ slows immigration tap, turn-by-turn
Immigration New Zealand has revealed that while the Govt hasn’t raised residency requirements, it will simply bury many new applications for a while.
Migrants in limbo as coalition dithers
Labour and NZ First are delaying a painful call on either lifting or cutting the annual residency visa limit, while the Greens want the limits removed completely.
Inside Immigration New Zealand
Sharon Brettkelly gets a rare look at the internal workings of Immigration New Zealand - and we look at what’s holding up visa applications.
Immigration landmine looms
Labour and New Zealand First are considering whether to abandon a 20-year-old practice of limiting total residency approvals at between 37,000 and 47,000 a year. Dileepa Fonseka reports this much-delayed and politically explosive decision is due before the election.
Immigration ‘disaster’ waiting to happen
A ‘draconian’ lapse of residency applications could clear a large immigration backlog like it did in the early 2000s but lawyers warn of the consequences.
Unhappy Indian voters eye shift to National
After record migration the votes of ethnic minorities will be critical at the next election.
A path to renewal
Uncertainty, grief and anger are all on display - but the community says the killer will not divide us.
Ire at ‘Racist’ partnership migrant policy
A sudden change in the interpretation of how Immigration NZ makes decisions relating to partnership visas has been labelled racist and unjust.
Victims’ families ‘should’ve read fine print’
Families who rushed to New Zealand to support the victims of the March 15 attacks should have checked their visas, Iain Lees-Galloway says.