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Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs In New ZealandWinston Peters slams New Zealand immigration policies23 Jun at 8 AM 2015
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...New powers for INZ officers to be closely monitored2 Apr at 5 AM 2015
New Zealand immigration officers will be given more power to monitor employers if a new bill is passed. However, there have been calls for greater checks to be put into place. Officers will be permitted to enter an employer’s home and search for documents as well as interview anyone within the residence without having to produce a warrant. Labour and the Greens have voiced concerns about the Immigration Amendment Bill and have called on the government to include stronger monitoring. The reforms have been put in place following...Migration to New Zealand hits new record high20 Mar at 11 AM 2015
Fewer departures and an increase in the number of arrivals meant that in the year to February migration to New Zealand hit a record high. According to Statistics New Zealand the net gain of migrants over the last year rose to 55,100. This is close to double the gain of 29,000 recorded a year earlier. Arrivals of migrants hit a record 112,600, an increase of 16 per cent on the previous year. Departures dropped to 57,500, the lowest level since 2003, said the agency. Annual migration to New Zealand has broken records for the last seven...Increase in the number of New Zealanders working in Britain24 Feb at 6 AM 2015
Recently published figures indicate that more New Zealand and Australian nationals are choosing to leave their home countries to find work in the UK. The increase in numbers comes despite fears that too many people are being excluded by strict visa restrictions. The latest data shows that 91,000 workers from New Zealand and Australia have found jobs in Britain. This is an increase of 9 per cent on the numbers working in the UK in 2013. There have recently been debates about how it has become more difficult for Commonwealth citizens to...Queenstown relaxes immigration rules20 Feb at 8 AM 2015
In an attempt to encourage more skilled labour to Queenstown, Immigration New Zealand has said it will be relaxing the requirements for overseas job applicants. Previously employers wishing to employ a worker from another country have had to prove the job had been offered to New Zealand nationals or residents first. However, until the end of June this requirement is to be suspended in an effort to combat the drastic labour shortages in Queenstown. The move comes as the hospitality industry complained that the need to advertise jobs to...New Zealand open to Cricket World Cup visa scammers30 Jan at 5 AM 2015
A transtasman agreement that allows easier movement between Australia and New Zealand during the Cricket World Cup could be open to abuse by travellers who have no intention of attending the games. Supporters who already have an Australian visa can pick up a three-month visitor visa when they land in New Zealand. This means that people holding game tickets coming in from countries where a visa would usually be required will be allowed to enter without having to go through the usual financial and medical checks and will not have to...INZ closes Dunedin office26 Dec at 6 AM 2014
Immigration New Zealand’s office in Dunedin has closed, two years after the initial decision was made. Although staff will stay on to process outstanding applications until February, the office is now closed to the public. The original announcement that the office would be closed was made at the beginning of last year. Of the five permanent staff, one will take up a new position at Immigration’s Christchurch office and four staff have been made redundant. A sixth member of staff has already transferred to Auckland with the position...New Zealand pushes to attract more skilled workers9 Dec at 5 AM 2014
In an effort to fill a skills shortage, New Zealand is offering expat Kiwis and Australians the opportunity to cross the Tasman and apply for jobs. It is estimated that the New Zealand economy will create around 50,000 new jobs over the coming two years. The government intends to roll out a number of expos to attract skilled workers in the fields of hospitality, IT, healthcare, trades, engineering, construction and business. Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, said unemployment in his country had...Increase in GPs choosing to move abroad2 Dec at 5 AM 2014
The General Medical Council has released new figures indicating a sharp rise in the number of UK GPs planning to move abroad. Popular destinations include New Zealand, Australia and Canada. The data shows that 529 GPs have applied for the Certificate of Good Standing required for practicing in another country. This figure is up from the 266 applications received in 2009. There have been repeated warnings that an increasing number of GPs are training in the UK and then choosing to move abroad where they can often work shorter hours and...US man on sex charges allowed to work in NZ30 Oct at 11 AM 2014
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 chat room. The 15-year old was actually a police officer and when Mehta arrived at what he presumed was her house he was placed under arrest. According to a report in The Guardian Mehta skipped...