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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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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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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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Legal status of foreign sex workers in New Zealand

The NZ Herald recently featured an article detailing the increase in foreign sex workers in New Zealand. New Zealand is noted as having some of the most progressive prostitution law regulations in the world. However, this progressivism does not extend … Continue reading

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Six Hour Working Days – The Cherry on the Cake

I read an article in the New Zealand Herald very recently which suggests that if you fancy a six hour work day, Sweden is the place for you. The reasoning behind the country’s decision to cut the working hours is … Continue reading

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Work Visas – How to Help INZ Grant You One

One of the most critical documents in an employer-based work visa or SMC application is the Position Description (PD), aka Job Description. The PD must show in detail, exactly what your job entails and INZ will cross-reference your PD to … Continue reading

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