WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand pub owner Chris Dickson worries his staff is overworked. He expected employment visas for two new overseas workers to be approved weeks ago, but the paperwork was delayed with no clear reason given. He may be left with no choice but to close down for a day, so the chefs…

The Greens tell SBS News how they plan to make it quicker and easier for migrants to bring their parents to live with them in Australia. The Greens are readying a push to make it faster and easier for migrants to reunite with their parents in Australia. The party wants to cap increasingly ballooning wait…

Government coffers are bulging with money as passport revenues rise to new heights. Over VT 1.3 billion in passport-related revenues were received in January alone, according to the government’s latest financial report. The number of passports sold each month more than doubled from September to October last year, and have remained at nearly that level…

We’ve Been Expecting You It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the whole world has been waiting for Vanuatu to take steps towards a unification of the various programs and pricing structures available for citizenship by investment in the Pacific island state. It’s a topic that, for too long, has been the subject of…

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand is offering permanent residency to all of those who were at two mosques in Christchurch last month when a terrorist killed 50 people, as well as to the victims’ and survivors’ immediate relatives, the country’s immigration minister said on Tuesday. The move, which the New Zealand immigration agency estimated…

ANZAC Day Anzac Day (/ˈænzæk/) is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was…

Happy Earth Day 2019 Not to be confused with the electricity switch off called Earth Hour, celebrated in March. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which…

It is evident that approximately about 80 percent of migrants settle in Sydney or Melbourne. The remainder choose the rest of the eastern coast region. Far and few travel outside metropolitan regions. Meanwhile, many regional towns continue to experience population decline and struggle to maintain the viability of basic services. For example, a town of…

From April 17, visitors to Australia failing to declare prohibited items might have their visas shortened or canceled. Australia’s strict bio-security laws prohibit certain foreign foods, plant materials, and animal products from entering the country, due to the threat of introducing serious pests and diseases into Australia, devastating our valuable agriculture and tourism industries, as…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy on Thursday after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum in a move his supporters said was illegal.   LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean…

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