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Latest 10 news items tagged Working HolidayChina top nation for visitors to New Zealand15 Jan at 5 AM 2015
China is the number one nation for visitors to New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand has confirmed that it processes around 1000 visa requests from Chinese citizens every day. According to Asia’s deputy director of visas, Bruce Ballast, China is currently the main source for new arrivals to the country whether exchange students, tourists or those applying for permanent residence. Over the past three years there has been an 80 per cent increase in immigration applications from China, according to Ballast, and each year the rate grows...Improved NZ student visa application service to be introduced19 Sep at 8 AM 2014
New Zealand’s immigration authority has announced plans to introduce a new visa application process for students in the New Year. The scheme will make it easier for students from around the globe to apply for permission to study in the country. The E-visa scheme will mean application and payment for student visas can be made online, removing the need for often complicated and time consuming paperwork as everything will be electronic. If successful the initiative will be widened to include applications for tourist visas. The...How to beat New Zealand immigration rules12 Jun at 10 AM 2014
A video has surfaced on Youtube explaining various techniques that can be employed by would-be migrants to find work in New Zealand with just a tourist visa. According to the 29-minute video, which is in Portuguese, visitors should be prepared to lie to officials from Immigration New Zealand when they cross the border. Potential migrants are advised never to mention work and insist they are visiting New Zealand for a holiday. The video also explains that anyone wanting to extend a visitor visa after six months will need to prove to the...New Zealand visitor numbers up in 20139 Jan at 9 AM 2014
The latest figures to be released by Statistics New Zealand show that visitor numbers to the country in November were up by 8 per cent on the same month a year earlier. Over the year visitor figures were up by around 5 per cent to 2.7 million. Although the majority of migrants came from India, China and the UK, the number of visitors coming from Australia increased by 52,700 and the number coming in from the US was up by 19,000. Population statistics project manager, Susan Hollows, said the increase in visitor numbers was largely...Overseas students permitted to work while studying14 Oct at 2 PM 2013
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 permitted to earn money by working during their summer vacation as well as other breaks during their courses. The new scheme will also allow selected private education providers and polytechnics to work...More women visit New Zealand than men8 Aug at 9 AM 2013
A new study has revealed that more women than men travel to New Zealand and while visiting spend more money in the country than their male counterparts. The Visa Global Travel intention survey indicates that 54 per cent of all those travelling to New Zealand are women. Caroline Ada, New Zealand’s Visa Country Manager, said it was the women who tended to be in control of the purse strings when it came to travel and that New Zealand had a great opportunity to look at ways of marketing the country to female visitors. She added that...Risk management systems to be introduced at Immigration25 Mar at 9 AM 2013
Immigration New Zealand has said that it will be introducing new systems to help with risk governance after it was discovered that 300 student visas had been approved even though some of the documents included in the applications were fraudulent. A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that the immigration department had poor communication between departments. Among the recommendations being made are the introduction of a risk management body and better reporting across branches. The report said that there were variations in processes...New Zealand summer holiday shift considered4 Feb at 10 AM 2013
New research has revealed that just under a quarter of adults in New Zealand would support moving the summer holiday period from its traditional position in the calendar to February. The study conducted by Tourism Bay of Plenty found that 24 per cent of those who responded would like to move the summer break to a time when better weather was guaranteed. However, 38 per cent of respondents said they would be opposed to such a move. A similar number confessed to being undecided. Rhys Arrowsmith, general manager of Tourism Bay of Plenty,...Less than half of New Zealanders make New Year resolutions31 Dec at 9 AM 2012
A recent survey of New Zealanders has revealed that goals for 2013 include getting onto the housing ladder, becoming healthier and moving abroad. The study by Colmar Brunton Research suggests that women are the most likely to want to be more health conscious next year, those living in Christchurch would like less stress in their lives and Aucklanders are looking to move into a new home. However, Jacqueline Ireland, Colmar Brunton’s chief executive, said although many Kiwis appeared to be setting themselves some ambitious targets for...UK workers top list of constructors heading for Christchurch 10 Sep at 6 PM 2012
Brits with experience in the construction industry are flocking to New Zealand to work on the rebuild of Christchurch after the two devastating earthquakes destroyed most of the city centre. Britain, the Philippines and Ireland are topping the list of countries providing labour to reconstruct New Zealand’s South Island capital. The UK topped the list, with 214 visas issued to date, with the Philippines coming second with 80 visas and Ireland third with 69. Workers from the US received 29 visas, bit no other world country reached...