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Migration debate triggers a logic bypass

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse imposed a "remuneration test" as a proxy for skills.

OPINION: Recent boom in work and student visas suggests room for cuts.

Flavell and Harawira at odds

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New migration record

Gains from net migration hit another record high in the year to March.

The number of people arriving in New Zealand intending to call it home continues to rise.

From the beehive with Ria Bond

New Zealand First MP Ria Bond.

On Monday, Prime Minister Bill English appeared on The AM Show and pledged "more money for more people, because in the end this is a people business", when talking mental health. 

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Migration debate triggers a logic bypass

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse imposed a "remuneration test" as a proxy for skills.

OPINION: Recent boom in work and student visas suggests room for cuts.

From the beehive with Ria Bond

On Monday, Prime Minister Bill English appeared on The AM Show and pledged "more money for more people, because in the end this is a people business", when talking mental health. 

Fire-fighting fit on all fronts

A wider outlook on war

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