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Latest 10 news items tagged Working 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...Expanding opportunities in New Zealand19 Jun at 5 AM 2015
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...More Australians moving to New Zealand27 May at 10 AM 2015
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...Immigration New Zealand cracks down on short-term visa abuse6 May at 8 AM 2015
A crack down on workers violating short-term visa rules appears to have been initiated by Immigration New Zealand. The move comes following an investigation into a company based in China that was contracted to do work for KiwiRail. The Chinese locomotive provider has been told that any future visa extensions would require a high level of scrutiny and would only be provided in exceptional circumstances. A probe by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment was conducted in April into employees who were on short-term visas...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...Support for unrestricted Commonwealth movement25 Mar at 5 AM 2015
An online petition suggests that the majority of people would support a system that would allow free movement between the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, the complications of such a system would have to go further than simply doing away with restrictions on work permits and visas. A poll set up by the Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation found that around 90 per cent of the 63,000 respondents would be in favour of unrestricted movement between the four countries, which have similar linguistic, historic,...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...Chilean family face deportation from New Zealand13 Mar at 5 AM 2015
A Chilean family living in New Zealand is likely to be deported if they cannot find the means to leave the country voluntarily by the end of the month. Christchurch resident Mauricio Ravet claims that he, his wife, and their two daughters do not have the money to fly back to Chile. Mr Ravet added that his daughter Kate was born in New Zealand and was therefore a legitimate citizen of the country. He points out that when he first arrived in New Zealand he was working legally, but that a work permit issued in 2011 had since expired and...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...