New Zealand

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Young people moving to New Zealand most likely to end up in Auckland

November 1, 2017 New Zealand

Most people moving to New Zealand are aged 15 to 39 and they are most likely to move to Auckland, the country’s biggest urban centre, official figures show. It is well documented that New Zealand is one of the world’s most popular nations for expats and figures from the official statistics agency reveal that in […]

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New Zealand Government likely to get tough on immigration

October 25, 2017 New Zealand

Getting a visa to move to New Zealand could get tougher for some groups such as temporary workers and foreign students with the new Government expected to get tougher in immigration. According to immigration experts, the incoming coalition Government is expected to be more nationalist and want to see a change to the current open […]

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Record breaking number of people visited New Zealand in 12 months to September 2017

October 23, 2017 New Zealand

A record breaking 3.68 million people visited New Zealand in the year to September 2017, with an increase in arrivals from Australia, the United States and the UK, official figures show. It means that year on year the number of people visiting New Zealand has increased by 9% and in September alone there were 252,700, […]

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Officials warn Filipinos of danger of using an unlicensed immigration adviser

October 11, 2017 New Zealand

Immigration advisers from New Zealand have been visiting the Philippines to warn would be expats to beware of unlicensed migration officers operating illegally. New Zealand is a popular destination for Filipinos to work, live, study and visa and it one of the top five nationalities applying for visas. The Registrar of the New Zealand Immigration […]

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New Zealand international visa centres to close as immigration applications go online

October 4, 2017 New Zealand

Immigration authorities in New Zealand are considering closing a number of offshore visa processing centres as they move to more online applications streams. The country’s visa authority Immigration New Zealand has confirmed it is looking at reducing the number of overseas visa processing sited from 17 to five. It is also looking at streamlining the […]

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Expats in Australia and New Zealand love their lifestyle but find childcare expensive

September 26, 2017 Australia

Australia and New Zealand are two of the most popular countries in the world for expats who rate the quality of life highly along with healthcare and education but find childcare expensive. A quarter of expats move to the region for a better quality of life and many settle there with 72% intending to stay […]

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More people from South Africa and the UK moving to New Zealand

September 23, 2017 New Zealand

Even in the run up to a general election, the economy in New Zealand is strengthening, jobs market growing and more people are being tempted to move to the nation to live and work. New Zealand is a popular location with expats and with visitors and they are being attracted by the country’s strong growth […]

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Jobs choices for students and backpackers in New Zealand rise, particularly in hospitality

September 13, 2017 New Zealand

The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing employment sectors in New Zealand offering jobs for the long and short term. From backpackers wanting to work part time during a year in New Zealand to those seeking a long term career, it is one area where more jobs are currently available. The […]

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Record numbers pour into New Zealand to work, study and holiday

August 23, 2017 New Zealand

The number of people moving to New Zealand have reached another record high with the nation proving particularly popular with people from China and a rise in migration from the UK. Overall annual net migration reached a record 72,400 in the 12 months to July 2017, according to the official data from Statistics New Zealand. […]

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Young people from overseas boosting New Zealand’s population

August 14, 2017 New Zealand

More young people than ever before are moving to New Zealand with the country seeing its population grow by more than 100,000 in the 12 months to June 2017. Overall the population grew by 100,400, the largest ever increase for a June year, according to the date from Statistics New Zealand, taking the number of […]

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New Zealand citizenship numbers increasing steadily to average of 30,000 a year

August 11, 2017 New Zealand

The number of people applying to become New Zealand citizens has been steadily increasing over the years as the nation becomes a top destination for expats. Official figures show that a total of 17,041 people were granted citizenship from the 01 January to the end of June 2017 and on average 30,000 are granted citizenship […]

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Online system making visa applications for New Zealand more efficient

August 8, 2017 New Zealand

People applying for visas for New Zealand are able to do so more efficiently with the latest official figures showing that more than 250,000 applications have been made online since the service was launched. New Zealand is currently one of the most sought after destinations for long term expats seeking to make a new life […]

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Most people who move to New Zealand are from countries other than Australia

July 31, 2017 New Zealand

While people often move between New Zealand and Australia, the latest analysis of immigration data shows that 80% of those who have moved to the country are from nations other than Australia. Overall in the 12 months to June 2017 year some 131,400 arrived in New Zealand to stay, up 5% from the previous 12 […]

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