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Tongans remain top overstayers, despite fall in overall figures

Tongans remain the top overstayers in New Zealand, despite a marked drop in the number of Tongans remaining here illegally. The  number of Tongan and...

New Zealand Pacific Access Category quotas to be drawn by ballot today

The New Zealand Pacific Access Category quotas will be drawn by ballot today. 650 places are available under the Pacific Access Category for nationals from...

Changes to better manage immigration

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of changes designed to better manage immigration and improve the long-term labour market contribution of temporary...

Migrants warned to avoid unlicensed immigration advisers

Unlicensed immigration advisers have similar methods when dealing with migrants, warned the Immigration Advisers Authority. The Registrar of Immigration Advisers, Barry Smedts, said the Authority...

Complaint: Immigration says Finefeuiaki is not an employee

An alleged immigration fraud was believed to have wrought havoc the Tongan communities in Auckland for years, a complaint lodged with Immigration Advisors Authority...

Immigration advisor “sexually exploits” client

UPDATE 2.10.2013: An immigration consultant abused his profession by trying to have sex with a client and also reported her to Immigration New Zealand...

Ministerial intervention request by Tongan victims unsuccessful

The Hon Minster for Immigration New Zealand, Michael Woodhouse, has rejected an appeal to intervene in visa application of Tongans who were duped by...

Woman sentenced to home detention for immigration scam in Tongan community

A woman, who took advantage of vulnerable people in an immigration scam, has been sentenced to community detention, community work and ordered to repay...