The Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland is to be rebuilt following a $5.5 million Government commitment of operating expenditure over the next four years towards the cost as part of Budget 2013.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today welcomed 30 Afghan interpreters and their families to New Zealand, greeting the group of 94 off the plane at Whenuapai air base following their flight from Afghanistan.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is to receive $7 million over the next four years to help boost tourist numbers to New Zealand by improving visitor facilitation.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today welcomed top immigration officials from the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and Australia who are meeting in Queenstown for the annual Five Countries Conference (FCC).
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says the Immigration Amendment Bill, that passed second reading tonight, is part of a package to disrupt, deter and manage a potential mass arrival of asylum seekers to New Zealand.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has asked officials to investigate the whereabouts of Tongan nationals who may have come to New Zealand after their criminal convictions were wrongly stated by Tongan authorities.
Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Immigration Minister Nathan Guy have announced a widened assistance package for local staff who have been closely involved with the NZ Defence Force and NZ Police in Bamyan, Afghanistan.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Nathan Guy have today announced a further boost to recruitment for the Christchurch rebuild through a new Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub.
I want to talk today about Immigration New Zealand’s Vision 2015 and outline my goals for the portfolio. I also want to discuss some of the plans we have in place to boost the economy by encouraging investment, education and tourism.