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Families who were on the cusp of gaining residence when coronavirus struck are in despair that they may lose their immigration dream at the final hurdle.
An independent review of the way decisions are made about refugees has found the relationship between some lawyers and officials has broken down, amid allegations of discrimination and bullying.
Participants in more than a dozen sporting events and workers in 60 infrastructure projects can now qualify to fly into New Zealand.
The exemption for Rocket Lab, to support three launches, falls in the same category that allowed a film crew for an Avatar sequel to enter New Zealand.
A school principal says his students, locked out of the country by border closures, are trying their best to keep up with their schoolwork - despite living in a shed in South Africa.
The government allowed the Avatar film crew to come to New Zealand when no criteria for it existed in immigration rules.
Ten of the 200 high-value foreigners - such as the Avatar film crew - allowed entry into New Zealand during the border restrictions were relatives of the workers.
The National Party is surprised New Zealand immigration officials didn't consult their Australian counterparts before granting a visa to refugee author Behrouz Boochani.
After a wait of more than three years for a government decision on family migration, grandparents had a glimmer of hope - before the coronavirus snuffed it out again.
A Fijian man who murdered his ex-girlfriend and her young daughter and buried them near an Auckland bus station has lost his battle against deportation.
If foreign film crews are allowed an exemption to border rules, so too should America's Cup teams, the National Party says.
Immigrants locked out of the country by the border closure are vowing to pay for quarantine in empty hotels so that they can return to their lives in New Zealand. Audio
New Zealand and immigrant workers are being pitted against each other as businesses wield the axe over thousands of jobs.
The Law Society says immigrants can be reassured over new legislation after safeguards were introduced to protect them.
As three-quarters of a million students prepare to leave their home classrooms, a small number are making a permanent switch to home learning.
Staff threatened with dismissal and their employers need to be reminded their work rights have not been changed because of the Covid-19 crisis, says an employment law advocate.
With immigrants frustrated over delays to urgent visa queries, 1000 immigration staff were unable to work from home because of a lack of access to technology.
Legislation introduced to Parliament this afternoon may bring hope to immigrants in turmoil, but proper checks are needed, an immigration lawyer says.
The number of passengers leaving and arriving in New Zealand reached the lowest level on record yesterday.
Hundreds of work visa holders on overseas trips when the border closed say they are desperate to get back to their jobs and homes in New Zealand.
The immigration industry says officials are being hamstrung by the government in their efforts to sort out visa problems.
Rich overseas investors could inject much-needed private capital into the economy in exchange for a safe haven from coronavirus, according to an expert in entrepreneurship.
Higher unemployment and election year populism may be the recipe for a sharp tightening of immigration policy, according to a leading academic. Audio
The government has eased visa rules to allow businesses to make greater use of immigrant labour during alert levels 3 and 4.
The government is discussing how it can support or repatriate immigrants who have lost their job during the Covid-19 lockdown, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.