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New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has again slammed the government for its policies over immigration. In the year ending May migration hit a net gain of 57,800, something that has not pleased the minister. Mr Peters said it was unfair that New Zealanders are having to compete for jobs and houses against those entering the country from overseas. He added that anger was inevitable as more Kiwis are forced to go on the dole. He went on to condemn the fact that more New Zealanders were finding themselves living in rented accommodation because rising house prices meant they could no...Expanding opportunities in New Zealand19 Jun at 5 AM
An improving economy, falling unemployment and a demand for skilled workers makes New Zealand an attractive country to move to for those wishing to make a new home abroad. Although Australia remains the favorite for many Irish emigrants, New Zealand offers a less harsh climate, great scenery and plenty of employment opportunities. The number of Irish who choose to make New Zealand their new home has been increasing year on year over the past decade. There are now major opportunities for skilled workers in sectors spanning hospitality to construction. Economists are convinced that the...Family waiting for visa decision because of son’s health13 Jun at 5 AM
A New Zealand family has been left in limbo after one of the sons has been left without a visa. Jo-Lene Mahon, mother to Liam, 3, and Nolan, 1, has a permanent resident visa. Her husband Andreas, 32, was born in Germany but has a New Zealand father and therefore is a citizen by decent. However, after returning to New Zealand after living abroad for three years Immigration New Zealand would only grant permanent residency to one of the young boys. Liam has been diagnosed with William’s syndrome, and the immigration authorities are concerned that he could become a burden on the country’s...New Zealand man deported from UK ahead of blessing ceremony5 Jun at 8 AM
A New Zealand man has been deported from the UK after flying in for a blessing ceremony with his wife to be. Gareth Macrae and fiancée Lliwen Roberts had been planning to celebrate their nuptials in July in Wales. However, following the deportation the wedding may now have to be held in New Zealand. Mr Macrae explained that he had applied for a marriage settlement visa, but had had the application denied because the couple could not provide proof of a bank account holding the required minimum of £62,000. The groom to be said he was astonished by the requirement adding that he didn’t...More Australians moving to New Zealand27 May at 10 AM
More Australians have crossed the Tasman to live and work in New Zealand than vice versa for the first time in nearly a quarter-of-a-century. According to figures released by the New Zealand government last month saw net migration of 100 Australians into the country. Although the two countries have agreements with each other that mean citizens are free to work and live in either state, traditionally the move has been from New Zealand to Australia. However, Australia’s once booming mining industry has seen a significant slowdown in recent years where New Zealand’s economy remains...