Stu­dent visa fraud in NZ ‘en­demic’: Labour party

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Welling­ton: In­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tutes with links to visa fraud should be named and shamed, New Zealand’s Labour Party said af­ter new data showed “en­demic” lev­els of fraud­u­lent ac­tiv­ity. Doc­u­ments re­leased to Labour un­der the Of­fi­cial In­for­ma­tion Act re­veal the huge in­crease in fraud­u­lent ap­pli­ca­tions by im­mi­gra­tion agents rep­re­sent­ing In­dian stu­dents want­ing to study in New Zealand. It comes as Prime Min­is­ter John Key heads to In­dia, which is a ma­jor source of stu­dents for New Zealand’s NZ$1 bil­lion (FJ$1.48bn) in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor. NZ Her­ald The chair­man of the cy­clone re­cov­ery com­mit­tee, MP Jonny Koanapo, said the gov­ern­ment lacks the re­sources to re­store dam­aged build­ings. RNZI

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