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Reliance on immigrant doctors 'huge problem'

Posted by jaypee 240 days ago New Zealand
http://www.stuff.co.nz —

Immigrant doctors are filling more than half the new positions in New Zealand hospitals, prompting warnings that the medical system is being "propped up" by doctors who may not be suited to New Zealand's health needs.


International medical graduates make up 60 per cent of new doctors hired since 2008, with almost all sen Read More

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Auckland Company Accused Of Abusing Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 252 days ago New Zealand
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Auckland company E-Advance Limited is accused of exploiting migrant workers. The alleged victims claim that the employer, which helps migrants to find jobs in New Zealand, has been causing them “emotional and psychological stress.”

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Moves to oust truckies a worry

Posted by jaypee 256 days ago New Zealand
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Hundreds of overseas drivers working in New Zealand will be forced to return home when Immigration New Zealand removes truck driving from its Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) in February, leaving some operators short of experienced drivers.

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Migrants supporting each other

Posted by jaypee 259 days ago New Zealand
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Loneliness is often one of the greatest challenges migrant women face when they arrive in New Zealand, Iuliana Secuiu says.


While her husband was away working in the oil and gas industry, sometimes for several weeks at a time, Mrs Secuiu, who is originally from Romania and who moved here more than three years ago, found herself sad and alone with no-one to talk to.

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'Immigrant stockpile' claims rubbished

Posted by jaypee 265 days ago New Zealand
http://www.3news.co.nz —

A claim that authorities are concealing thousands of parent applications from China in an attempt to manipulate the real numbers has been described as "simply rubbish" by Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse.

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Govt fiddles parental reunion figures

Posted by jaypee 265 days ago New Zealand
http://www.voxy.co.nz —

Rt Hon Winston Peters has accused the Government of hiding thousands of parent category applications to manipulate immigration figures from China downwards.


In Parliament today Mr Peters questioned a Government claim that "parent numbers from China have halved." (Woodhouse 28 March 2013)

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Maori quota holders sidestep foreign-worker law

Posted by jacobo 269 days ago New Zealand
http://www.nzherald.co.nz —

Maori fishing quota holders will be exempt from legislation designed to protect migrant workers on foreign chartered vessels from exploitation.

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Network lends migrants helping hand

Posted by jaypee 276 days ago New Zealand
http://www.odt.co.nz —

Just six months after the Waitaki Newcomers Network was set up to assist migrant workers settle in Waitaki, the service has already helped out new arrivals from 14 countries.

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