October 2012 News Archive

Archived Daily FX News from the TorFX Foreign Exchange Specialists...

US man on sex charges allowed to work in NZ30 Oct at 11 AM

A US man accused of a child sex offence in his home country has been allowed to work for a New Zealand district health board. Max Mehta, 45, managed to get past the immigration authorities and provide work checks to his employer after changing his name to Robert Taylor. In May 2004 Mehta was convicted of grooming a deaf girl in an online...

Record number of immigrants enter New Zealand23 Oct at 7 AM

New Zealand has recorded its highest number of immigrants ever over the past 12 months. More than 105,000 immigrants have entered the country helped by a boost in the number of foreign students coming from countries like India and an increase in the number of Kiwi expats returning across the Tasman from Australia. The number of New...

Indian radio remark by INZ officer branded racist17 Oct at 7 AM

A comment by a New Zealand Immigration officer suggesting that New Zealand residents are unlikely to tune into an Indian radio station has been attacked as being racist. The incident followed an application by a client of Ramya Sathiyanathan, an immigration lawyer, for a position as a beauty therapist. Ms Sathiyanathan said she received an...

Couple guilty of immigration fraud16 Oct at 5 AM

A couple in New Zealand have been found guilty of misleading the immigration authorities and providing false information in an effort to gain residency in the country. The Fijian nationals claimed to be married to Kiwi spouses while continuing a relationship with each other. The court found that the pair had never lived with their New Zealand...

BBC series shows what it’s like to move Down Under3 Oct at 8 AM

Brits considering making the move to New Zealand or Australia can now find out what life will be like through the BBC’s reality show Wanted Down Under. The programme follows real people who have decided to leave the UK and make a fresh start in the Antipodes. Families are shown dealing with issues such as finding a place to live,...

Kiwis in Oz will not get easy access to residency28 Oct at 9 AM

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not give New Zealand citizens residing in the country easier access to citizenship or government support such as taxpayer benefits. There are currently around 200,000 Kiwis living in Australia. Many say that although as skilled migrants they are permitted to apply for permanent residency the system...

New Zealanders enjoy more international access21 Oct at 9 AM

New Zealand has managed to grab joint fifth place in a list of countries that have the most visa-free travel access. Kiwi passport holders are allowed to enter 168 countries around the globe without first having to obtain an entry visa. New Zealand came behind countries including the UK and USA as well as a number of EU nations. In fact...

Overseas students permitted to work while studying14 Oct at 2 PM

New rules being introduced by the New Zealand government will make it easier for international students to work in the country while completing courses at language institutes and universities. A visa/work package was recently unveiled that the government hopes will attract more overseas students to the country. Students will now be...

Down Under Live returns to Glasgow8 Oct at 9 AM

Down Under Live is to return to the SECC in Glasgow on 12 and 13 October. The UK’s largest emigration and jobs expo will give visitors the opportunity to find out more about making a new home in countries like New Zealand, Australia and Canada. New Zealand is currently crying out for skilled migrants to help with the massive rebuild...

New Zealanders struggle to spend time at home1 Oct at 9 AM

A new report has revealed that well over half of New Zealanders who responded to an online survey claimed that the hours they are being made to work is having a detrimental effect on their family life. The study shows that many parents are missing out on dinner time and having to work at the weekends. Of the 60 per cent of parents who...

Plans to jail boat people arriving in New Zealand called inhumane29 Oct at 9 AM

Human rights groups have hit out at a proposal being made by New Zealand’s Immigration Minister to detain groups arriving in the country illegally by boat. Nathan Guy is currently attempting to gather support for an Immigration Amendment Bill which would mean asylum seekers can be detained for up to six months. Bill Frelick, refugee...

Immigration New Zealand plans to shut branches22 Oct at 11 AM

Changes due to take place at Immigration New Zealand have been outlined and they could include the closure of the Hamilton office. Two smaller branches at Dunedin and Sydney are expected to close before the end of next year. Nicola Hogg, general manager of Immigration New Zealand said the changes were part of a plan to introduce a global...

Mike Tyson denied New Zealand Visa9 Oct at 9 AM

Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion, has been told that he will not be receiving a visa which would have granted him access to New Zealand. Tyson had initially been told that he would be given a visa because the speaking tour he is going on would have benefited a children’s charity. However, a spokesman for the Life...

NZ prime minister unhappy about Tyson visit 1 Oct at 6 PM

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has voiced his displeasure over Immigration New Zealand’s decision to grant Mike Tyson a visitor’s visa. Speaking on a New Zealand breakfast TV programme, Key stated he had no idea why INZ had sanctioned the visit, as Tyson is a convicted rapist. The former world heavyweight boxing champion had...