Immigration deports hard-working immigrant
Wed, 04 May 2011 7:00p.m.
Martyn Payne moved to New Zealand from the UK nearly seven years ago, and set up a thriving business in Northland.
But Immigration decided his health wasn't up to scratch and have forced him to leave - a heart breaking decision for his family left behind, who are fighting to bring him back.
Watch the original Campbell Live video on Martyn and his family.
Campbell Live asked the associate immigration minister Kate Wilkinson to come on the programme to discuss this, but she declined.
Her last letter to Martyn Payne dated 20th of April says she has already declined to intervene and she won't reconsider that.
She says there is no new information being put forward, and unless there is a significant change in his circumstances, his appeal will not be looked at again.
Watch the video.
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15/10/2012 12:23:17 p.m.
Bruce Cowan wrote:
This whole case is one of rank political hypocricy and beauraucratic bloody mindedness.I hope Campbell and TV3 will persist in obtaining a heartwarming outcome for Martyn and his family.
14/09/2012 7:38:06 p.m.
Maria Wharekura wrote:
The fact he has proven to be a valued and contributing member of our society should count for something, the mentality of our Immigration Department is shameful
30/05/2011 7:38:34 p.m.
s. meroiti wrote:
What is wrong with this country when a minister can stand by and allow the misery of this man being seperated from his family, home and business? There are so many immigrants here on benefits and in our hospitals and even others in our jails for murder. So....why is this man being punished for wanting to live and WORK here? Makes me feel ashamed to be a New Zealander and the Minister of Immigration needs to be fronting up more on this. Shame on her.
11/05/2011 7:18:06 p.m.
My husband and I moved over to NZ from the UK 4 years ago.
We are absolutely disgusted with the way that Martin is being treated.
We have loads of friends in the UK that are consider emigrating and we now feel that it would better for people to move to Australia rather than here. That is such a shame. It's a lovely country but it does make you wonder.
Martin and his family are hard working and contributing so it makes no sense whatsoever that he's not here.
I can't believe it has come down to that lovely old man in Dunedin offering his own life savings to help - I hope NZ Immigration are embarrassed.
11/05/2011 7:10:16 p.m.
Just as a matter of interest did this man, as a business owner and seemingly clever man have medical insurance, and would it not have covered him for any foreseable claim?
8/05/2011 1:43:05 p.m.
So NZ gets rid of this bloke, and allows "algerian terrorists" with no passports in and fat people with no money, skills or grasp of english ?!!
7/05/2011 5:51:29 p.m.
And yet overseas visitors use our hospital when they are here and then take off owning money.I bet this guy would even pay his own hospital bills.I call on Jone Keys as PM to reopen this case and over rule this NOW.
7/05/2011 8:25:40 a.m.
I would rather have Martin Payne able to live on a permanent basis in NZ and playing his part in society than any Somali asylum seeker.
6/05/2011 7:48:50 p.m.
I think it is really disgusting!!!!!!! to see that our powers that be have deported this lovely man who has brought so much to this town that he lives in and not only that but to our country as well,Unbeleivable!!!!! A multi million dollar business who employs staff when the ecomomy is so down.Why why why. This man and his family deserve the descency and respct,The ministry really need too look over his case again with more compassion and greater thought than has so obviuosly been lacking in this bad judgement call.
6/05/2011 7:48:44 p.m.
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