Rapist wins case to be allowed to stay in NZ

A man who raped a sleeping woman at a party, and who has a conviction for passport fraud, has won his appeal against deportation to India. Tajinder Paul Singh was 29 when he was jailed for six years for the rape at a neighbour’s party in Christchurch. The Immigration and Protection Tribunal suspended his deportation…

New Zealand burglary rate increases 12 percent

Police Minister Judith Collins says an immigration-fuelled increase in New Zealand’s population means more opportunity for burglaries. Latest crime statistics show burglaries in New Zealand are on the rise, with the number of burglaries around the country has risen 11.9 percent in the past year. “It’s pretty clear to me that if you have more…

NZ immigration returns to record level

The number of people coming to New Zealand to live, study and work has returned to a record high, but student numbers have fallen. Official figures show 69,100 people settled here in the year to August, equalling the previous record set in June. Arrivals set a new high for that period, of 125,000, of which…