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Posts Tagged ‘ Syria ’

Former refugees know how fleeing Syrians are feeling

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Two Wellingtonions, who came to New Zealand as refugees, share their perspectives with DOMINIC GODFREY.



New Zealanders get behind refugee crisis on Facebook

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Plenty of beds available as social media campaign invites people to open their doors.



New Kiwis will have a peaceful life in a safe land

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

One Syrian migrant says NZ a fantastic place to live andhopes more of his countrymen can enjoy it.



WATCH: Former refugee applauds decision on Syrians

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Multimedia, News

JAMES LOBBAN interviews Wellingtonian Linda Shamoon, who knows challenges that will be faced by Syrian refugees.



Wellington is ready to welcome refugees

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: News, Top Picture

Kiwi Syrians Sunil Matloub and Feras Aslan happy the New Zealand Government is taking in more refugees. VIRGINIA FALLON reports that Wellington has room for the newcomers.



A history of the Syrian conflict makes devastating reading

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Student Features

COLIN ENGELBRECHT talks to a Middle East specialist about the refugee crisis background.



NZ eyes in Syria, and they’re looking at life differently now

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Emma Beals went to study in Syria, but stayed to write about the conflict for Vice magazine.



Governments offer of refuge welcomed by local Syrians

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Iwi welcome refugees but focus stays on their own

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

WELLINGTON IWI Te Ati Awa are welcoming news that the government is to take an extra intake of Syrian refugees, but say their main focus is still on their own people. The European humanitarian crisis put pressure on the New Zealand government to play its part and offer refuge to some of the thousands of […]



New Zealand a popular choice for Syrians

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Radio Story, Radio News



Wellingtonians happy to have more refugees making their home here

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Opinion

NewsWire asked the people on the street about Syrians, and what they were doing to help.



Amnesty urges NZ government to open its heart for Syrians

Jun 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Amnesty International members gathered outside Parliament to encourage the Government to increase the refugee quota.

COLIN ENGELBRECHT talked to organisers at the protest.



Wellington to welcome New Zealand’s first Syrian refugees

Oct 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Wellington’s first Syrian refugees need the help of volunteers to show them the Kiwi way.



Keeping Northern Iraq’s ancient Nineveh alive and well in NZ

May 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Student Features

JENNIFER GILCHRIST finds out how a small, relatively unknown population from Northern Iraq maintains its culture in NZ.