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Immigration NZ

Govt rejigs investor migrant scheme to force more direct investment in firms, rather than just bonds and property; National says it'll scare off risk-averse rich migrants; Greens say rich favoured while poor migrant workers live precariously
20th Jul 22, 7:38pm
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Govt rejigs investor migrant scheme to force more direct investment in firms, rather than just bonds and property; National says it'll scare off risk-averse rich migrants; Greens say rich favoured while poor migrant workers live precariously
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A Green List of occupations, geared towards the construction and healthcare industries, will give migrants a clear pathway to NZ residency
11th May 22, 1:42pm
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A Green List of occupations, geared towards the construction and healthcare industries, will give migrants a clear pathway to NZ residency
Eightfold increase in the number of residence visas being approved so far in 2022
17th Mar 22, 10:48am
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Eightfold increase in the number of residence visas being approved so far in 2022
NZ to welcomes travelers from Australia from April 12 and those from 'visa waiver' countries and territories from May 1
16th Mar 22, 12:04pm
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NZ to welcomes travelers from Australia from April 12 and those from 'visa waiver' countries and territories from May 1
Immigration NZ moves to ease strain on medical centres that process medical certificates for migrants
25th Feb 22, 11:53am
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Immigration NZ moves to ease strain on medical centres that process medical certificates for migrants
Much-anticipated decision to give 165,000 migrants currently in NZ a one-off pathway to residence welcomed across the board
30th Sep 21, 10:51am
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Much-anticipated decision to give 165,000 migrants currently in NZ a one-off pathway to residence welcomed across the board
Seasonal fruit-pickers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu to be let into NZ without quarantining from September
2nd Aug 21, 5:10pm
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Seasonal fruit-pickers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu to be let into NZ without quarantining from September
Government temporarily doubles the duration of the Essential Skills visa to two years for migrants with jobs that pay less than the median wage
16th Jul 21, 5:00am
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Government temporarily doubles the duration of the Essential Skills visa to two years for migrants with jobs that pay less than the median wage
Guy Trafford despairs at the quailty of the 'information' Immigration NZ works with, suspecting it is a department full of bureaucrats that either don't know NZ's regional geography, or ignore the obvious
19th Apr 21, 9:07am
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Guy Trafford despairs at the quailty of the 'information' Immigration NZ works with, suspecting it is a department full of bureaucrats that either don't know NZ's regional geography, or ignore the obvious
Labour pledges to let around 1,400 critical workers through the border every month; Doesn't signal intention to expand managed isolation capacity for now
11th Sep 20, 11:35am
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Labour pledges to let around 1,400 critical workers through the border every month; Doesn't signal intention to expand managed isolation capacity for now
APEC to be hosted virtually, as Government can't guarantee it'll be able to let large numbers of people into NZ from late-2020 ahead of the November 2021 event
30th Jun 20, 12:27pm
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APEC to be hosted virtually, as Government can't guarantee it'll be able to let large numbers of people into NZ from late-2020 ahead of the November 2021 event
The number of work and residency visas being issued is picking up again but new student visas are almost non-existent
19th Jun 20, 10:59am
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The number of work and residency visas being issued is picking up again but new student visas are almost non-existent
Work and student visa approvals at 10-year high, residence visa approvals at 10-year low
28th Feb 20, 10:59am
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Work and student visa approvals at 10-year high, residence visa approvals at 10-year low
The number of work visas being approved is rising strongly while residency visas are falling
11th Dec 19, 9:00am
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The number of work visas being approved is rising strongly while residency visas are falling
Almost 35,000 residence visas and 246,705 work visas approved in year to September
31st Oct 19, 9:51am
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Almost 35,000 residence visas and 246,705 work visas approved in year to September
Work visa numbers are rising strongly while residency visas are declining and student visas are almost flat, Greg Ninness reports
18th Sep 19, 7:50am
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Work visa numbers are rising strongly while residency visas are declining and student visas are almost flat, Greg Ninness reports
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment briefing paper says New Zealand authorities are grappling with unprecedented threats to the integrity of the immigration system
10th Sep 19, 3:37pm
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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment briefing paper says New Zealand authorities are grappling with unprecedented threats to the integrity of the immigration system
Work visa approvals are growing strongly while residence visa approvals are declining and student visas flat, Greg Ninness discovers
28th Aug 19, 9:47am
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Work visa approvals are growing strongly while residence visa approvals are declining and student visas flat, Greg Ninness discovers
The National Party is proposing a new Primary Sector Visa for migrant labour, as well as an expansion of the existing seasonal work scheme and expansion of working holiday visas
13th Jun 19, 1:29pm
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The National Party is proposing a new Primary Sector Visa for migrant labour, as well as an expansion of the existing seasonal work scheme and expansion of working holiday visas
Government instructs Royal Commission of Inquiry into Christchurch terror attacks to work with 'urgency' and report back by December
8th Apr 19, 5:43pm
Government instructs Royal Commission of Inquiry into Christchurch terror attacks to work with 'urgency' and report back by December
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces inquiry into Christchurch mosque terror attacks will be a Royal Commission
25th Mar 19, 4:01pm
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces inquiry into Christchurch mosque terror attacks will be a Royal Commission
GCSB and SIS flag lack of intel on Christchurch attack, as Govt announces inquiry into what authorities knew or should've known
18th Mar 19, 8:44pm
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GCSB and SIS flag lack of intel on Christchurch attack, as Govt announces inquiry into what authorities knew or should've known
David Hargreaves wonders, given the national obsession for housing, whether there could be better 'official' information available on market trends
22nd Jun 17, 8:04am
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David Hargreaves wonders, given the national obsession for housing, whether there could be better 'official' information available on market trends
The Weekly Dairy Report: Fonterra surprises with a more optimistic forecast for next year and a strong one for this
24th May 17, 2:06pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Fonterra surprises with a more optimistic forecast for next year and a strong one for this
Andrew Little casts doubt on 2015 immigration change that awarded bonus points to immigrants who went to regions; Cites anecdotal evidence that many move to Auckland after a year
18th May 17, 11:03am
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Andrew Little casts doubt on 2015 immigration change that awarded bonus points to immigrants who went to regions; Cites anecdotal evidence that many move to Auckland after a year