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Why do they have only partial rights to government benefits when they arrive as immigrants? Even as they go through the gradual process of naturalisation, they are only referred to as ethnic communities and not part of the mainstream population.
Diversity shouldn’t be seen as a difficulty: diversity is an opportunity. Our differences make New Zealand stronger. Diversity, difference and thinking outside the square are the key drivers of an innovative society.
ACC levies, paid by employers and self-employed people, will fall to 90 cents per $100 of liable earnings, down from 95 cents. This reduces costs for hard-working small businesses around the country.
It’s a new generation coming through, it’s setting a young person’s agenda for our cities and country, and it gives me hope for the future of Auckland and New Zealand.
If I as a candidate can get that much attention and commitment in three weeks imagine what I and Northland could do in the next 133 weeks.
Auckland will witness 17 unique dance styles in the International Dance Festival being organsied by Auckland Malayali Samajam (AMS) on March 28, 2015.
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Why do they have only partial rights to government benefits when they arrive as immigrants? Even as they go through the gradual process of naturalisation, they are only referred to as ethnic communities and not part of the mainstream population.

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The sad reality is that most kiwis are racist. In many  discussion sites ranging from topix nz,facebook, talk back radio commentsand letters to the editor, I have estimated that around 75 percent of kiwis are racist. We cannot expect to change the hearts and minds of kiwis.   However, government departments should never be racist and this is very disgraceful. The cat is now out of the bag and we now know clearly  the true ugly and racist underbelly of NZ Immigration
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