Opening the floodgates to students from India led to their exploitation both at home and in New Zealand. As the industry recovers and attempts to pivot to a high-quality model, Shane Cowlishaw travels to India to find out where we now sit in the competitive international education market.
In today's email we discussed the challenges facing Immigration New Zealand, and the aims of new Speaker Trevor Mallard.
Immigration New Zealand is struggling under the weight of a massive influx of visa fraud and migrant abuse complaints. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
New Zealand's immigration system “lacks integrity” and is so financially hamstrung it can’t investigate fraud and exploitation cases, its new Minister says. Shane Cowlishaw speaks to Iain Lees-Galloway about his challenging role ahead.
Prime Minister designate Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters have agreed to a coalition agreement that includes a mechanism to ban non-residents from buying existing homes and a $1 billion regional development fund.
Labour and New Zealand First have a lot of common ground when it comes to immigration. Shane Cowlishaw explores what’s been agreed to and what it might mean for the country.
With a change of government for the first time in nine years, Sam Sachdeva looks at some of the areas where we may see the most striking policy changes.
We’re still waiting to find out who will form our next government - but whether it’s National or Labour, they and their coalition partners will face some pressing questions within days of taking power. Here’s a taster of the big issues that may be on their minds.
New Zealand First is in the box seat to help form the next Government - and, in exchange, will be looking to exact key policy concessions. Shane Cowlishaw explores how one of their pillars, cutting immigration, could affect industries reliant on foreign labour and what businesses are doing to prepare for any changes.
In today's email we look at how the cutting of a fuel pipe has focused attention on some tricky issues for the Government right before the election.