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The government will make an announcement soon on when it will restart the process for skilled migrants to become residents, it says. A suspension review was expected at the end of March.
A man who launched a fatal attack on an Auckland party-goer will be deported to Samoa when he is released from prison.
An investigation into 10 unlawful Chinese workers should also probe whether agents and corrupt officials helped them secure visas, an immigration lawyer says.
Passengers arriving in Auckland on three flights today have not picked up their luggage at the airport, under a trial which sees bags taken directly to managed isolation hotels.
Families split by the border closure say news that spare places in managed isolation could be used to reunite them with their partners and children is exciting.
Hundreds of managed isolation vouchers have come free for April, and authorities are urging travellers to snap them up.
An appeal by convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek against his deportation will be heard in July.
International graduates are asking the government to remember its promise about allowing migrants who used to live in New Zealand to return.
A migrant who was refused government support when he lost his job says unjustified rejections and delays are being used to keep benefit-application numbers low.
A Queen tribute act is the latest entertainment crew to gain border exceptions as critical workers and the National Party says it's a "kick in the guts" for families separated from loved ones.
A couple who faced deportation asked Oranga Tamariki about finding adoptive parents for their daughters so the pre-schoolers could stay in New Zealand.
Auckland's two recent lockdowns and the limitations of working from home have been blamed for a stalled residence visa queue.
A 97-year-old woman is among those who fear they will be deported from New Zealand to countries ravaged by coronavirus.
The immigration minister is considering a revamp of New Zealand's largest residence programme.
Immigration New Zealand is apologising after sending emails mistakenly informing people their visas had been extended.
The immigration and protection tribunal has also upheld appeals by more than one in three people due to be deported.
Managed isolation demand is forecast to outstrip supply by more than 150 rooms in the next three days, but figures over Christmas and New Year cast doubt on the predictions.
An immigration adviser has been ordered to pay almost $10,000 after bad advice led to a family's residence application being rejected.
International music and comedy acts are being approved and rejected for border exemptions in a "game of favourites", according to a promoter.
Families spending Christmas apart because of closed borders say they need hope of being reunited in the New Year.
Only a handful of immigration officials are working on processing investor visas that have a total value of more than $2 billion.
An Iranian boy who was sexually abused and bullied as a child would face mental and physical harm if he was forced to return and carry out military service, an appeals tribunal has ruled.
In June, MBIE implemented a system that sped up responses among Five Eyes' border agencies in sharing identity data.
The hole in Immigration NZ books has blown out to almost $135m and it's been more than a decade since the agency raised more in visa revenue than it spent.
A third of all those invoiced for their stays in managed isolation have not paid - more than three months later.