Tag Archives: nz immigration

Success Story: Dutch Dredging

As a maritime nation, New Zealand is reliant on the free and efficient movement of vessels to, within and from our harbours. Without regular and ongoing maintenance, silting decreases the draught available to ships, while the development of larger vessels … Continue reading

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Pause for Thought – the Akbari Deportation Case

Earlier this week the NZ Herald uncovered the story of Sultan Ali Abdul Ali Akbari who had the threat of deportation suspended by Immigration New Zealand, even though he had committed multiple crimes of sexual assault.  The writer has to … Continue reading

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Should I Go to the Minister?

People quite often ask us this when they come in after a visa has been declined, or they have overstayed for a long time and it looks like they could be deported soon. The answer is sometimes “Yes” but usually … Continue reading

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Investor Migrants Zero in on New Zealand

Earlier this year, Canada closed its Migrant Investor category and cancelled a large number of pending applications.  Will New Zealand reap the benefit?

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Franchises and Skilled Migrant Residence – Not a Happy Marriage

In the last few months we have seen Immigration New Zealand’s attitude continue to harden about allowing migrants to get Residence Visas based on their job as a Retail Manager in a franchise business, such as a supermarket or food … 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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The Boys from Brazil Sneaking into NZ

A video posted on YouTube recently (in Portuguese) gives people from Brazil tips on how to get into New Zealand to work without applying for a Work Visa.  Anyone who takes this advice is stupid, even if they think that … Continue reading

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