Category Archives: Property

ANZSCO and Skill Levels of Jobs

When surfing the net on NZ skilled job based visas, such as Essential Skills Work Visa or Skilled Migrant Residence Visa, you may have heard or read about the term “ANZSCO” and/or the phrase “Skill Level”. Let me tell you … Continue reading

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Buying a Business – the Easy Way to Residence?

Umm, no, it isn’t.  Here’s why. This post was inspired by a Herald article just before Easter, about an Indian international student who bought a café franchise with a plan to use it to get a business visa.  He did … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Plight of the Temporary Visa Holder

The global phenomenon that is the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have highlighted the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. For what feels like the first time, victims were believed and not blamed. This empowered scores of women … Continue reading

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Tax on Offshore Sales is Coming

The Government plans to tax offshore people on the profit they make from selling a New Zealand house if it is sold within 2 years after it was bought.  A Parliamentary Bill is now being considered by Select Committee.  It is … Continue reading

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Labour Bashes the Migrants for all the Wrong Reasons

In April the Labour Party made claims that the upswing in net migration to New Zealand is causing runaway house prices in Auckland and Christchurch in particular.  Its solution is to cut immigration numbers.  This issue has not gone away – … Continue reading

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Kim Dotcom – “good character”?

For my first blog in 2012 I’ve decided to wade into the argument about why Kim Schmitz/Dotcom got New Zealand Residence, when he is now the subject of proceedings to extradite him to the US to face major internet piracy … Continue reading

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