On 29 November 2010, many of Immigration New Zealand’s fees and migrant levies changed as a result of the 2010 fees review, and to reflect the introduction of the Immigration Act 2009. Immigration fees and levies are reviewed regularly to ensure they cover the cost of delivering immigration services.
A book of condolence has been prepared in memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives in the Pike River mine tragedy. The book of condolence will be available for signiture between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm from 26 November to 3 December in the reception area of the New Zealand Embassy, 20-40 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo.
The Embassy of Canada will host the Commonwealth Remembrance Day on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at the Commonwealth War Cementery in Hodogaya to honour the memory of Commonwealth servicemen and servicewomen who fell during the two World Wars and other conflicts.
By the Ambassadors of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany,
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Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Christchurch is recovering well from the major earthquake on 4 September. New Zealand’s high levels of earthquake preparedness and strong infrastructure have seen essential services quickly restored to most of the affected area.
An area in central Christchurch is cordoned off and this cordon is reviewed daily. The remainder of Christchurch is accessible.
No other areas of New Zealand are affected by the earthquake.