The Internal Affairs summary said Mr Theil considered his "exceptional circumstances relate to his skill as an entrepreneur and his philanthropy".
Following public pressure, New Zealand's government on Wednesday released 145 pages of documents revealing details of the deal. While some Americans had voiced an interest in escaping to New Zealand, at the bottom of the Pacific and with six times as many sheep as people, if Donald Trump became president, Thiel doesn't fit into that category.
"It's not clear what value New Zealand is getting from granting Mr Thiel citizenship over residency", he said.
They show that Thiel, who was born in Germany, was granted citizenship despite not residing in the country for the prescribed 1,350 days, or having any intention to live in New Zealand on a permanent basis in the future.
He also met with prominent business leaders, including Sam Morgan and Rod Drury.
In his application letter to the department, Thiel wrote that New Zealand lacked the "deep pools of capital" to build out its technology industry.
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Dansville, which has had the lowest average price in the county for weeks, was down a penny from a week ago. That compares with the national average which has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.26.
Mr Lees-Galloway is also criticising the timing of the release of the documents about how Mr Thiel was granted citizenship. First, it pulls back the curtain on the way that citizenship can often be bought by foreign nationals with cash to spend, a fact that has left many New Zealanders outraged. The New Zealand Herald unearthed this information after the PayPal founder, whose fortune is valued at $2.6 billion, purchased an estate estimated at $10 million in 2015, the latest of several properties and investments in the island nation, including $3 million in the accounting firm Zero and $4 million in Pacfic Fibre.
A secret deal to grant New Zealand citizenship to technology billionaire and Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel has caused a political scandal as it emerged he failed to meet the usual requirements but donated $NZ1 million to the relief effort after the devastating 2011 quake in Christchurch.
However, Thiel's citizenship status only became publicly known following last month's newspaper report.
The grant was given despite Thiel not fulfilling the usual criteria because he satisfied "exceptional circumstances" that meant the grant was in the public interest.
Labour Party immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway said it was evident Mr Thiel's wealth was a key factor but lack of time he had spent in the country raised huge questions.
Ryan said of their previous tensions, "The past is the past". "They said we had no path to victory in Pennsylvania", Trump said. Winikur also said she felt Trump's choices to run the Energy and Health & Human Services departments (former Texas Gov.
The ban would apply to the burqa and niqabs, which cover all or most of the face and are often worn by conservative Muslim women. The announcement was met with a backlash from Islamic groups and Austrian Muslims, who slammed the plan as discriminatory.
The share price of Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) was down -0.79% during the last trading session, with a day high of 63.95. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website .
As Melissa Silverstein put it on Twitter , "gets eight Oscar noms but the woman who held it together gets ignored". If it's any consolation, Adams isn't the first actress to see her winning moment escape her again and again.
Amazon and Expedia have submitted declarations in a federal court in Washington, claiming that a recent immigration order by U.S. In addition, Expedia said that several of its employees based in the USA and overseas will be prevented from traveling.
Washington has sat by and watched Casey Affleck ("Manchester by the Sea") earn Best Actor trophies throughout this awards season. Meanwhile, Lily Tomlin was presented with a lifetime achievement award by her 9 to 5 co-star Dolly Parton at Sunday's ceremony.
West Ham United playmaker Dimitri Payet is refusing to play for the club once again - this time for their Under-23 squad. West Ham have won their last two Premier League fixtures, which have both come without the services of Payet.
His former club were the front runners throughout, having a number of bids rejected, before a £25million fee was agreed on Sunday. Payet, 29, has scored eight goals in 32 games for France, featuring in the Euro 2016 final which they lost to Portugal.
For Mustafa and his family, who are Syrian refugees in Jordan, a better life in the United States seemed within reach. An indefinite ban was also placed on the federal Syrian refugee program, according to a report by The Daily Beast .
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The United States President, Donald Trump executed an order banning the entry of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. Immigration advocacy lawyers said that viewpoint minimizes the fear and uncertainty travelers underwent.
Chelsea prepare for "very angry", slightly desperate Liverpool
We could, however, be left with no more than a tussle for Champions League qualification after the next two rounds of fixtures. Goals from Richard Stearman and Andreas Weimann gave them their biggest FA Cup win since beating Newcastle United in 2003.
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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham warned that USA consumers may wind up bearing the cost of the proposed tax. Trump also tweeted that the U.S. has a United States dollars 60 billion trade deficit with Mexico.
Trump and May renew 'most special' US-Britain bond
On Thursday, she urged the U.S. not to be fooled by Vladimir Putin amid reports that Mr Trump was considering lifting sanctions. May also says she extended an invitation to visit England on behalf of the queen and that Trump has accepted.
Living without lungs for six days saves woman's life
Melissa did not know the procedure was being done, but said at the press conference that her husband made the right decision. One woman in Ontario survived not only receiving a lung transplant, but also, not having lungs at ALL for a number of days.
AFCON 2017: Egypt edge Ghana to top Group D
Thomas' reputation is growing in LaLiga; another decisive performance here will only enhance his pedigree. Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey is likely to play a major role given the strength of Egypt's midfield.