Author Archives: Bill Milnes - Senior Consultant

Another Used And Abused Partner

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11866718 There are beautiful, loving and genuine relationships where a NZer has sponsored a migrant partner, but there are also horrendous stories of Kiwis being used, abused and dumped by migrants. Sadly, love comes in many packages and it is … Continue reading

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Too many? Too many migrant workers taking Kiwi jobs? Too many tourists destroying our country? Too many cattle fouling our rivers? Too many migrant students who can’t get skilled jobs?

The common denominator is immigration which has unintentionally, produced an oversupply of low-cost migrant workers, willing to work for sub-standard wages in their desperate attempt to qualify for residence in NZ. Government has belatedly accepted that the current system is … Continue reading

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Is Cutting Immigration Really the Answer?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11834706 Now that the Herald has our attention, we read further and the article actually quotes Te Atatu MP, Phil Twyford, [who] said the party was still working on the policy, which was not about slashing immigration but would probably … Continue reading

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Job titles for Immigration Applications – What’s in a Name?

Shakespeare said, ‘A Rose by any other name, would smell as sweet.’ (There is even an IELTS question on it!) And employers have been known to ‘promote’ a person to a ‘new’ position, to avoid increasing pay. In immigration, the … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking and The Iceberg

The media has in the last week made much of the first human trafficking convictions in NZ. The article quotes well known immigration lawyer Richard Small as stating that the case is just ‘the tip of the iceberg’. In another … Continue reading

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Health Care Presentation 2016

In July, I wrote about the Case of the Health Care Assistant. After an unnecessarily complex and expensive process by INZ which was eventually sorted out after a formal complaint, I’m delighted to confirm that our client has been granted … Continue reading

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Talent Work Visas: A Route to Residence in New Zealand

Not Skilled Employment ‘L’ came to us nearly three years ago. He and his partner were from the UK and he had employment in a major freight company, as a specialist equipment driver and trainer. ‘L’ had UK qualifications and … Continue reading

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