Nicola Hogg

No return for migrants

By PHILIP CHANDLER IMMIGRATION New Zealand doesn't believe a desperate Queenstown migrant couple, stuck in Bali since March because of Covid-19 border restrictions, meet its humanitarian criteria to let them return. Mountain Scene last week reported Brits Charlie Grant and Zara...

Stuck in Brazil

By PHILIP CHANDLER Concern's growing for dozens of Queenstown-based Brazilians who can't get back to their adopted hometown. A local Brazilian knows of 113 of her countryfolk on New Zealand work visas who were visiting Brazil when borders shut because of the...
A hard-working Queenstown-based Turkish cook may be forced to leave New Zealand, through no fault of his own. Ramazan Atagan, 35, who's worked for Turkish Kebabs for five years, was refused an essential skills work visa by Immigration NZ because...
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