In four days, the way countries across the globe consider international migration may change; the result of the first major intergovernmental agreement on all aspects of international migration to be adopted by United Nations (UN) Member States. Whether New Zealand will be among them is yet to be decided by the Coalition Government - but if it is adopted by Aotearoa, the National Party has declared if they win back power in 2020, they will pull us out of it. National wants out of controversial UN migration pact Government won't commit to pulling out of controversial UN migration agreement Govt may change immigration settings to take climate change refugees Similar to the views of many countries, National believes adopting the Compact would be a danger to New Zealand's ability to set it's own domestic immigration policy. The Green Party, on the other hand, think signing up is paramount to being a responsible international partner and looking out for the rights of migrants. So what is … [Read more...] about Explainer: What is the UN Global Migration Compact that New Zealand could join?
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New Year’s Eve is a deceptively short-lived festival. We have hours of build-up, a night of alcoholic merriment that unites the nation, and an arsenal of pyrotechnics that seems to grow bigger every year. The moment itself? Over in a second.But though this may be true for a town square or front room, we’re just one stop on a grand voyage which spans 24 hours and every corner of the globe.Here’s a New Year guide to help you along for the ride, from its start in the South Pacific to the fall of the ball in Times Square.10:00AM – SamoaResidents of the Pacific island nation of Samoa are the first to welcome 2019 to their shores, and the country quite literally travelled in time to make it so. In 2011, officials decided to move from the Eastern side of the International Date Line to the Western side. This brought the working week in line with Western trading partners Australia and New Zealand, and saw them pivot from last New Year-celebrating nation to first.A pro … [Read more...] about 24 hours of New Year’s Eves: How and when people celebrate NYE across the world
There has been another big blow to trans-Tasman relations as Australia's clampdown on Kiwi criminals looks set to get even worse. On Monday the country's government revealed it plans to strengthen current immigration rules, meaning more people will eligible for deportation. That means more Kiwis are set to be sent back - deported even if they haven't set foot in New Zealand since early childhood. Aboriginal man faces deportation to New Zealand The 'easy' solution to Kiwis in detention centres: 'Go home' - Jason Morrison 'It's tough': Richie Barnett on his role mentoring deported Kiwis In the last four years, 1500 Kiwis have been kicked out of Australia. For many sent back, it has been life changing for the worse. Now Australia's set to toughen its already strict immigration laws. When parliament resumes, it will debate plans to strengthen current laws. Right now, anyone who serves a prison sentence of 12 months or more can be deported. New laws could target people who commit … [Read more...] about Australia plans further deportations of New Zealand criminals
A woman linked to a group of unruly British tourists allegedly causing chaos in New Zealand has reportedly appeared in court charged with theft. As the Mirror Online reported yesterday, the group of around 12 Brits face being deported after a string of alleged offences. Yesterday one of their party, Tina Maria Cash, admitted theft charges after stealing sunglasses, rope and sunglasses from a service station in Auckland. As the family arrived in court, a young boy was seen making an obscene gesture at a journalist, the New Zealand Herald reports. Locals gathered at the court to heckle the family, who are believed to have arrived in New Zealand last month on six month tourist visas. Do you know the family involved? Email [email protected] Cash, 26, was ordered to pay $55 in repartations. A second woman distracted staff by buying cigarettes while Cash carried out the theft of a Red Bull can, a court report by Stuff states. On January 3 she returned with her children and stole the … [Read more...] about Brit tourists facing New Zealand deportation abused as woman admits theft
The real identities of British family branded "a**holes" by a New Zealand mayor have been revealed. Barbara, Joe, and Eileen Doran have been named among the 12-strong group accused of causing chaos since arriving in the country on holiday. Irate New Zealanders have shared their identities online amid a string of allegations of wrongdoing - leaving them fearful for their lives. In newspaper interviews Joe Doran has previously given his name as John Johnson, and claimed his grandfather is the 10th richest man in England - prompting him to be nicknamed 'Honest John'. One the group, 26-year-old Tina Cash, appeared in court on Wednesday last week charged with theft. Do you know the family involved? Email [email protected] Matriarch Barbara, 55, has claimed the family are being "tortured" after their antics attracted interest around the world, and thousands called for them to be deported. She told Daily Mail Australia that she is "very, very frightened". Among the accusations against the … [Read more...] about Real identities of Brit family branded ‘a**holes’ by New Zealand mayor revealed