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  1. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    New Zealand is a popular destination for expats, attracted by the nation’s strong jobs market but they are now more likely to find a position in the regions, the latest employment figures suggest. Auckland has long been the place to move to in New Zealand, but with soaring property prices and...
  2. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    The number of people moving to New Zealand eased slightly in the 12 months to January 2018 with students from India and China down significantly. Annual net migration had reached a record high of 72,400 in July last year, but that has now slowed to 70,100, according to the official data from...
  3. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Relocation grants are tempting expats from New Zealand to return to their homeland to teach under a programme aimed at improving a lack of experienced teachers in the nation’s education system. There are also grants available to other experienced teachers from around the world with the...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello all! Quick question for anyone who might have been through this before or have some subject knowledge... I'm an American Citizen (on my ETA now) who has moved to Australia with my Kiwi wife (marriage certified in NZ) and daughter. After originally prepping documentation for a 820...
  5. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    A lack of highly skilled professionals is a real threat to business growth in New Zealand and they will need to recruit more from abroad, with shortages particularly hitting the IT sector, a new report suggests. Businesses will struggle to grow to their full potential if highly skilled...
  6. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Skilled workers in the construction industry are needed in New Zealand as the Government has announced a major house building programme to deal with the nation’s housing shortage. As a result seven building-related occupations have been added to the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) so that...
  7. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    More Australian tourists and visitors are arriving in New Zealand to boost the nation’s overall visitor numbers to record levels, the latest official figures show. Overall there were a record 3.69 million visitors to New Zealand in the year to October 2017, a rise of 8% and surpassing the...
  8. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Foreigners are to be banned from buying property in New Zealand in a bid by the newly elected Government to cool soaring house prices. However, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that expats will not be banned as long as they have permanent residency status. Property prices have...
  9. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Dear All, Myself is M.Architecture & My wife M.Tech(Computers) are achieving 160 points as per the points calculator but want to know what are the chances to get invitation. What are the common reasons for rejection. Any hidden things by which we can achieve some bonus points. Thanks in advance.
  10. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  11. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  12. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  13. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  14. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  15. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  16. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  17. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  18. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  19. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
  20. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    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...
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