Immigration is at record levels. There were 70,600 migrants who settled in New Zealand permanently last year. Record numbers of immigrants continue to flock into the country. Today’s new record sees immigration numbers sitting at a record 127300 for the year to December 2016. No wonder ordinary Kiwis are finding it tough to find homes and jobs. Yet the National government continues to sit by and watch immigration drive down wages, increase job competition and push up the cost of living. Immigration is great for immigrants. They’ve hit paradise compared to where they've come from. It's far from paradise for ordinary Kiwis struggling to make ends meet, to find a house, a job, even places in hospitals and schools. The government has to stop ignoring the real impact immigration is having on the Kiwi way of life.
"Anything you Ask for" first single from our 4th long awaited album
Produced by House of Shem in Hawaii & Aotearoa Video by HAKA BOY filmed in Rotorua, New Zealand
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Sooo I got a bit of flack for putting a Poached Egg recipe in Scrumptious. Apparently 'everyone knows how to do that!'. Well shit, I've only just perfected it - so I just assumed some people would appreciate a few tips. Seriously, a tidy egg puts you in a good mood for the rest of the day, I reckon!! Thanks to all the awesome people who have sent me success stories on that recipe. This is today's effort from me 🐔oh and would you like the 'recipe'?
Watch: Crowd erupts into spontaneous sing-along to E Papa Waiari with international reggae artist at One Love NZ Festival in Tauranga. More info here: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/video-crowd-erupts-into-spontaneous-sing-along-e-papa-waiari-international-reggae-artist-tauranga-concert
Yeah, time flies when you’re having fun. But if the thought of those long maths classes in third period is making heading back to school seem overwhelming here are some ways to deal: http://bit.ly/1Ldejfu
It’s absolute nonsense for anyone to believe 125,000 people settling here in a year is beneficial. The pro-market lobby group NZ Initiative has the gall to insist mass immigration is a plus for this country. They claim there is little evidence to support the perception that immigrants steal jobs from Kiwis. They are blind to the fact the face of service stations, supermarket counters, and the hospitality industry has changed, from an influx mainly over the past eight years of unskilled workers. The OECD warned NZ several years ago that continued record unskilled migration would harm opportunities for “native workers”. No one can deny NZ is under strain from rapid population growth from immigration. Hospitals are under pressure, lack of housing and high rental prices is this country’s shame. New Zealand must focus on the skilled immigrants thecountry needs, and ensure that population growth is not out of kilter with the ability of housing, hospitals,schools and other services to cope.
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