Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline for extending your Tier 1 (General) visa is 5 April 2015. This may sound like a... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped four places in Mercer's global 2014 Cost of Living survey - designed to help... more

NZ annual migration jumps to highest in more than a decade in May

23 Jun 2014 Migration By Tina Morrison
June 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's annual migration rose to its highest in more than a decade last month, keeping the net inflow at a pace both the Reserve Bank and the Treasury say will drive up demand in... more

Too little, too late for many Christchurch migrants

21 May 2014 Migration
Plans by the Government to spend around $1.5 million a year for the next four years to employ more labour inspectors and immigration officials in the Christchurch rebuild comes too late for exploited migrant... more

Kiwis moving to Australia at record low in April

21 May 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
  Kiwis moving to Australia at record low, pushing NZ’s net migration near to all-time high May 21 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwis leaving for Australia fell to a record low last month, boosting New ... more

Six innovative tourism projects get funding

21 May 2014 Migration
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the Government’s Tourism Growth Partnership is investing in six projects to grow the tourism sector in New Zealand. “The Tourism Growth... more

Migration rises to 11-year high as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

26 Apr 2014 Migration
New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer kiwis left for Australia. The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net new migrants in March, the most since... more

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

23 Apr 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer kiwis left for Australia. The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net... more

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new migrants for the first time in a decade. In February alone, Statistics New Zealand... more

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the opportunity to live and work in NZ for up to a year. Up to 100 young people from... more

High Commissioner to India announced

25 Mar 2014 Migration
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat . Mr Morton will be based in New Delhi and cross-accredited to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. “As members of the Commonwealth New Zealand and... more

New business visa to attract talent and create jobs

24 Mar 2014 Migration
A new business visa will encourage migrants to set up high-quality businesses and create new jobs, according to Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse. “Starting today, the new Entrepreneur Work Visa will... more

NZ net migration at decade-high in February, China outranks UK

24 Mar 2014 Migration
NZ net migration at decade-high in February as China topples UK as main source (Corrects third paragraph to show annual net migration was 29,000 in story that first ran March 21) March 21 (BusinessDesk) –... more

NZ net migration climbs to decade-high in January

27 Feb 2014 Migration
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ net migration climbs to decade-high in January with more arrivals, fewer departures Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s inbound net migration rose to a 10-year high in... more

NZ inbound net migration holds up in December

30 Jan 2014 Migration
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ inbound net migration holds up in December as Australian exodus slows Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s inbound migration stayed elevated in December as the number of... more

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News

Support for kiwi, not moas, in Rimutaka

18 Jul 2014 News
The Government today announced a $70,000 Community Conservation Partnership Fund grant for the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust to ensure... more

Coleman to meet China’s top military officer

18 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Coleman to meet China’s top military officer Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman will hold talks on Monday... more

Business

Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins to drive profits By Tina Morrison July 22 ... more

Hon. Steven Joyce: Better public services for businesses

21 Jul 2014 Business News
A single unique number for every business and a range of new services that reduce the need for businesses to provide the same ... more

Living

Anti-mining campaign doco debuts at NZ Film Festival

22 Jul 2014 Entertainment
Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came... more

Inbetweeners 2 Cast Heads Down under for NZ Premiere

22 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The stars of this year’s most anticipated comedy, The Inbetweeners 2 will head to New Zealand next month as part of the... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

100% Middle-Earth campaign wins prestigious travel award

17 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay has congratulated Tourism New Zealand on winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s... more

NZ guest nights at three-year high

10 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights climbed to a three-year high in May as short term stays climbed across all... more

Sport

Fellowes and Hazeldine Sign for EasiYo Tactix

22 Jul 2014 Netball
EasiYo Tactix are delighted to announce the signing of experienced defender Demelza Fellowes (formerly McCloud) and versatile... more

Heat’s on for open water masters swimmers

22 Jul 2014 Sport
With local temperatures dipping to winter lows, more than 80 Kiwi swimmers are taking off to Samoa this week, to take on warmer open... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the non-apology to Tania Billingsley, PM John Key

22 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of... more

Gordon Campbell on the failure to prosecute the GCSB

18 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
So one hand of the state – the Independent Police Conduct Authority - has now washed the hands of its brother agencies, and... more

Kiwi Success

Minister announces ACC Board appointments

8 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Minister announces ACC Board appointments ACC Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

Air NZ boss Luxon to sit on Virgin board

4 Jul 2014 Appointments By Suze Metherell
July 4 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon has been appointed to Virgin Australia's board alongside its fellow... more

Recruitment

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more