Martyn's battle for Kiwi residency
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 7:00p.m.
Martyn Payne is an English immigrant to New Zealand. Or, at least, he'd like to be - Martyn's had an ongoing battle with Immigration New Zealand to be accepted as a New Zealand citizen.
He has family here. He runs a business. He has employed locals and contributed to his community. He is, it would seem, everything you could want in someone wishing to make New Zealand their home.
But Immigration New Zealand has viewed Martyn Payne differently. Initially it declined his application for a visa and threw him out of the country, but a public outcry forced them to reconsider his application.
For the last year, Martyn has been waiting and hoping for a final decision.
Tonight, we have their answer, and what that will mean for Martyn Payne.
Watch the video to find out what happened.
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19/09/2012 12:55:38 a.m.
Dave and Lynette Hardy wrote:
We left NZ after 4 and a half years fighting NZI. our circumstances were very similar to Martin,s, although thankfully no health problems, we set up a new business, but because the recession took hold fell behind where we were supposed to be. so we had to go.
our advice is, get your money out now M<artine and take it to a place where you and your talents are appreciated.
Hows this for irony, A couple of weeks before we left NZ our local MP, Nathan Guy became Immigration Minister, Good luck Martin.
18/09/2012 12:53:04 p.m.
Ela Rush wrote:
I have never heard of anything more disgusting, the people from immigration are just playing with peoples lives. Here we clearly have a very hard working man who contributes to society not only in supplying jobs but in also paying his taxes. In my mind immigration are just trying to prove they have the muscle and that they think they were right all along. Get a heart muscle for goodness sake, let Martyn stay. He is a solid citizen and we need a few more of them.
17/09/2012 7:37:26 p.m.
I am disgusted by this. Down here in Christchurch, we have a South African woman and her two children to be deported as she had no job and her visa expired. Immirgration has given her and children the OK to stay. Now why is this allowed to happen yet this fine chap who has put so much into the community get denied?
17/09/2012 12:21:27 p.m.
I came to NZ in 1995 and put in for residency.My brother and sister being here since 1964.My father was a kiwi born in Wellington.NZi turned it down and told me to go back to Germany where I had been living.
On 1st Jan.1949 the immigration Act in NZ changed and anybody born in NZ before that date or their direct decendants were deemend to be NZ Citizens.
Immigration NZ DID NOT KNOW anything about this change.I was a NZ Citizen being told to leave my own country.
NZi are a load of amatures and are absolutely pathetic .
Aussi Malcolm got my citizenship certified .
Just sack the whole bunch working at Immigration because if they can let people like Kim dot Com into the country they are not needed.
17/09/2012 11:46:53 a.m.
Mike B wrote:
Thanks Brian for your generous gesture. I have to agree that NZI are run by idiots. An application takes forever to be accessed and all they do are check it against their rigged policy. No rocket science. These people cannot think outside the box. It is a no brainer to keep someone like Martyn in the country as opposed to most Islanders we allow in that are a drain on the economy. Wake up NZI!!!!!
16/09/2012 5:21:46 p.m.
Maybe I'm a little late in on this, but I'm prepared to support Martyn and "guarantee" he will never cost our health system anything. I'm worth 20M+, a NZ citizen and even prepared to "adopt" Martyn if necessary to prevent him being forced out of our country and where his family are. NZI is a bloody joke, run by idiots. I've had "many" a job seeker - mostly Fijian nurses and/or caregivers go through the tangled web spun by NZI. Depending upon whom they initially get determines the final outcome. Obviously Martyn got one - of the many - idiots, and those idiots above (those idiots) were incapable of making anything better than yet another idiotic response. An overhaul of NZI is urgently needed. I authorise you to send my email address on to Martyn so WE can come to a conclusion that will allow him to stay here with his employees, his clients and MOST OF ALL his family.
16/09/2012 4:13:34 p.m.
Despicable. Makes you wonder if some people in Immigration have rocks in their heads when you see others who are granted residency. Martyn's issue is that he is an honest hard-working white male - so the odds were stacked against him. We don't deserve to have people like Martyn in this two-bit country. Shame on Immigration.
16/09/2012 10:21:45 a.m.
So much for NZ being a democracy. What a joke, the common people have no power at all.
16/09/2012 7:40:01 a.m.
Ridiculous. Times like this i believe in anarchy
15/09/2012 3:14:25 p.m.
if Martyn's health is so bad why did they not stop him from staying before he spent his life savings on building a business and employing locals who also deserve better treatment ,evil just evil to do that to a man who just wants to make this miserable place home .if anything happened to his heart the business he has should cover the cost of his health care .NZ no heart just pretends to
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