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Which Way Are We Going To Go On Immigration This Election?

Is it just me, or does the immigration talk in the news seem like it’s about to reach fever pitch? It seems scarcely a day goes by without some talk about the impact of immigration, changes to immigration policy, scandals … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS – Big Visa Changes on Both Sides of the Ditch

Within the space of 24 hours, the Governments of both Australia and New Zealand have announced changes to their immigration policies. They claim to be addressing the needs of their respective labour markets, but there’s probably a bit of political … Continue reading

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Immigration – the Election Football is Still in Play

As I have noted in a previous post, immigration to New Zealand has become a key battlefield between National and Labour leading up to the national Election in September.  Labour has waded in again with some ill-considered claims about what … Continue reading

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Employers Tripped Up by Essential Skills Visas

Employers are coming to us for help because they can’t keep the same migrant workers whom they have come to rely upon for the success of their business.  Their job hasn’t changed, but Work Visas that used to be approved without … Continue reading

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Variations of Work Visa Conditions – Watch Your Step

In April Immigration made a small, quiet change to its policy which could be a headache for a lot of people.

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The Hard Road to NZ Residence

Anyone living here could have told you this, but New Zealand is a great place to live.  In spite of complaints about Government, about low wages, about the high cost of living in Auckland, it is (by world standards) safe, clean … Continue reading

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New Zealand Needs Workers!

There are two key features which are significant for the Work Visa market.  The first is that the flood of Kiwis heading to live in Australia has continued apace this year and shows no signs of slowing down.  Although New … Continue reading

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