13 Sep 2019

Govt fails to get support for more generous visas

From Morning Report, 7:11 am on 13 September 2019

About 25 women made widows by the Christchurch mosque attacks, many with young children, have been left with no other family to support them in New Zealand. The scale of the problem is revealed in papers released to RNZ's Insight programme under the official information act. They also shine a light on some within the government wanting to support these women, but failing to get the necessary support at cabinet. With the six month anniversary of the shootings falling on Sunday, the behind the scenes manoeuvring is revealed in a special investigation by Conan Young.