immigration

A Czech drug-smuggler at the centre of a political storm married in Queenstown two years ago. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway is under fire for cancelling Karel Sroubek's deportation order and reconfirming his New Zealand residency. Months before he was jailed in...
A Sri Lankan couple living in Queenstown who were facing the threat of deportation have been granted residency. Sam Wijerathne and Dinesha Amarasinghe, who have three young sons, had been living in Queenstown for eight years when Dinesha's application for...
QUEENSTOWN'S Chamber of Commerce leader has branded the Government's proposed hike in visa fees as "not helpful'', but does not believe it will curb the area's intake of migrant workers. Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced plans for a new visitor...

Locked up, booted out

An Immigration officer is being accused of sexism and harassment by a deported Canadian. Taisha Neil-Seebohm, who had a working holiday visa, was refused entry at Queenstown Airport on June 11. She then spent four days in Queenstown police cells before...
Queenstown heavyweights are pushing the government to consider the resort a special case for skilled foreign workers. The Beehive's bid to slow the numbers of migrants gaining New Zealand residency is expected to crank up pressure on local employers. Hospitality NZ board...
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