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Employment scams are making migrant workers suffer. Their money is snatched and their livelihoods, hopes and dreams more than threatened. The Minister of Immigration Andrew Little says people considering moving to New Zealand must be wary. "Watch out for the scams," he says. "If you are paying tens of thousands of dollars in order to Read moreGovernment warns migrant workers - employment scams exploit the unwary... Read more
The New Zealand Catholic bishops' election statement wants elected politicians to focus on issues that matter. They say that scandals and trivia that dominate public debate shouldn't be on the 2023 election agenda. The bishops' Election Statement for the 2023 General Election says increasing numbers of people are becoming disillusioned and people are disenfranchised because Read moreAvoid trivia and scandals - NZ Bishops' election statement... Read more
Three parties on Saturday announced policies that would see the road for parents of migrants to New Zealand made easier. Labour, National and ACT all made similar announcements that they would overhaul the current visa system, while Labour also opened up the door for a one-off regularisation for Pacific and other migrants who have been Read moreACT, Labour and National to make pathway for parents of migrants to NZ easier... Read more
As the rain fell in Gore on Thursday, some St Peter's College students were sitting practice exams in the hall as water seeped up from under the wooden floor boards. Principal Tara Quinney said all but two of the school's ground floor classrooms had been inundated with water. Most students were sent home before the Read moreCleanup begins as rain eases in Southland... Read more
The Bishop of Auckland Steve Lowe blessed a new lay ministry centre, Whanau Maria, during a ceremony on Sunday 17 September. Society of Mary Provincial Fr Tim Duckworth then opened the Centre. The ceremony was attended by friends, family, students, alumni from various Catholic secondary schools, and local church communities. Whanau Maria will serve as Read moreNew lay ministry centre blessed and opened... Read more
Amending the End of Life Choice Act to safeguard people with disabilities is a priority for Te Pati Maori. The End of Life Choice Act, which legalised euthanasia in 2019, has insufficient safeguards, Te Pati says. It wants to amend the Act to ensure disabled people are not targeted. The moves are part of Te Read moreEnd of Life Choice Act needs more safeguards... Read more
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