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Temporary work visa changes announced by New Zealand Government

July 27, 2017 New Zealand

A number of changes to temporary work visas have been announced by the New Zealand Government, which means that any overseas worker earning less than a certain amount will be regarded as less skilled. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said that the changes were in line with what is wanted by employers and industry and come […]

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Research confirms New Zealand as top destination for expats

July 4, 2017 New Zealand

For the first time since 1991 more Australians are moving to New Zealand than the other way round, and searches online for moving to New Zealand from the UK have surged, new research shows. Thanks to a strong economy and good job prospects, New Zealand has seen immigration reach new record highs and now a […]

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New Zealand immigration numbers reached another new high in May

June 23, 2017 New Zealand

The number of people moving to New Zealand, especially from China, the UK and Australia, has reached another record high in the year to May 2017. The figures from Statistics New Zealand shows that numbers arriving to work and to live both increased, but fewer student visas were issued in the year to the end […]

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New Zealand student applications moving online

June 10, 2017 Education

Student visa applications for New Zealand are changing over to online processing with paper applications being phased out, it has been confirmed. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is encouraging students to start using the online system from now on. They can do this via INZ or on campus if they are reapplying for a visa through […]

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More grants announced for young Americans to study in New Zealand

June 8, 2017 America

More young people from the United States are to be given the opportunity to study in New Zealand with additional grants being offered from both nations. Education New Zealand, which raises awareness of the country as a study destination is providing US $50,000 over the next two years to support the Benjamin A. Gilman International […]

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ICT remains top sector for new jobs in New Zealand

June 1, 2017 New Zealand

The number of jobs available in IT and communications in New Zealand continues to grow with the industry topping the number of new adverts in April. There are also numerous jobs available in the trades and services sector and in manufacturing, transport and logistics, according to the latest data from SEEK. Overall there was a […]

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New Zealand’s population set to become more broad based

May 19, 2017 New Zealand

New Zealand’s population is projected to increase by about a million in the next 20 years with ethnic group numbers also set to increase, new figures show. The analysis from Statistics New Zealand suggests that ethnic groups with higher birth rates or higher migration rates will increase their share of the population by 2038. New […]

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Visitors to New Zealand set to grow by almost 40% in next seven years

May 12, 2017 New Zealand

More people than ever before are expected to visit New Zealand over the next seven years, which could also see the country’s expat population rise as those who fall in love with the nation seek to move permanently. Visitor arrivals are projected to real 4.9 million annually by 2023, a rise of 39% from the […]

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Unemployment rate falls below 5% in New Zealand

May 5, 2017 New Zealand

Official figures show that New Zealand is one of the most popular countries in the world for expats with more people arriving than ever before to live and work. Experts have pointed out that this is because the economy is strong, there are plenty of opportunities for employment and the country is regarded as a […]

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New Zealand to offer chance of residency to thousands of low skilled workers

May 3, 2017 New Zealand

Thousands of people and their families who have moved to parts of New Zealand to work in low skilled jobs are to be offered the chance of becoming permanent residents. Those involved, all working and living in the South Island, will be eligible for a work to residence temporary visa which will mean they become […]

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Record levels of arrivals in New Zealand causing concerns

April 27, 2017 New Zealand

The number of people moving to work in New Zealand is not sustainable, it is claimed, as the country recorded yet another year of record levels of arrivals. In the 12 months to March 2027 some 129,500 overseas workers moved to New Zealand, a new annual record according to the data from Statistics New Zealand. […]

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New Zealand visa changes could affect international student numbers

April 24, 2017 New Zealand

International students who plan to study in New Zealand and stay on for a period afterwards could be affected by planned changes to the country’s visa programme, it is claimed. Under the changes visa holders earning less than $49,000 would not be allowed to stay on for more than three years and according to the […]

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New Zealand to tighten access to skilled work visas

April 20, 2017 New Zealand

Getting a skilled work visa for New Zealand is set to become tougher after the Government announced a package of changes to tighten access to the nation’s long term immigration. The changes will affect permanent and temporary visa streams and according to Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse they are aimed at attracting the best candidates from […]

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