nathan:gundar:Klipspringer: How the guy managed to get New Zealand residence is beyond me ...
When we applied for NZ residence we had to supply proof from South Africa that we had no criminal records etc ... Even had to get special verified police clearance certificates as proof.
Yet this criminal is allowed into NZ. He is allowed to operate a business, and hide behind the NZ legal system.
He should be sent to the US for a trial. He is not a NZ citizen. Why we are keeping this guy, and protecting him is beyond me. Deport him.
I think you'll find he has no criminal convictions, and as such, if you had been arrested in SA for something and either not convicted or had the conviction squashed, you'd also have no problem. You'd also find that if you had a minor conviction against you, but offered to make a substantial deposit into a NZ bank for a long term or you offered to start a massive business, you'd get that residency problem sorted. This is standard practice under the National Government and I know of a situation personally where this has been the case.
take away the word, National party, this is standard Government practice
Yup. There's actually a special Investor category of Immigration Visa. Australia does it too.