Migration

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

Immigration is failing employers over skilled workers

22 Jan 2014 Migration
“Skilled staff recruited from overseas are getting short shrift from Immigration New Zealand,” says Labour’s immigration spokesperson Dr Rajen Prasad. “The end of year Employment Survey... more

NZ net migration holds up in November

20 Dec 2013 Migration
Dec. 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s inbound migration remained elevated in November as new migrants kept arriving and fewer locals drifted across the Tasman. The country gained a seasonally adjusted... more

Overstayer numbers drop to new low

19 Dec 2013 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has welcomed new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are continuing to fall. “A new report estimates 13,151 overstayers are living in New Zealand. This is... more

Expats: Keep a daily record of your movements

13 Dec 2013 Migration
Expats are advised to keep a daily record of their visits to and from the UK after the HMRC introduced a Statutory Residence Test to target non-residency tax claims. It’s no secret that the HMRC... more

Business visa changes to create jobs & growth

13 Dec 2013 Migration
New Zealand Government Business visa changes to create jobs & growth Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced a new business visa policy to encourage migrants to set up high-quality businesses in... more

Costs, benefits, rugby and refugees

10 Dec 2013 Migration
Doing Our Bit Costs, benefits, rugby and refugees Murdoch Stephens – Doing Our Bit (www.doingourbit.co.nz)   Amongst all of the last day’s reports – ChangeMakers releasing their criticism... more

Editorial: Time to open NZ migration doors wider

9 Dec 2013 Migration
It has been a long wait for a clear measure of New Zealand's population. The five-yearly Census was ready to be taken in 2011 when the Christchurch earthquake struck. The postponed headcount taken this year... more

Meet the typical Kiwi - Census 2013: Our changing nation

4 Dec 2013 Migration
The typical Kiwi on Census day 2013 was aged 38, earned $28,500 a year, worked in a service job and owned his or her own home. Three-quarters were European, even though the Asian population has doubled in 12 years... more

Census 2013: New Kiwis add to our diversity

4 Dec 2013 Migration
Our latest batch of citizens are embracing the multicultural nature of the country they now call home. In just under six years in Auckland, Sherene Marais has learned not just about New Zealand but about the... more

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News

ACT Speech: Three Strikes For Burglary, Three Years Jail

21 Apr 2014 Politics
DR JAMIE WHYTE, ACT LEADER Last year there were more than 52,000 reported burglaries. According to the Treasury, for every 10... more

Tariana Turia: Labour doesn’t deserve our vote

20 Apr 2014 Politics
Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that Labour doesn’t deserve the Maori vote. ‘I... more

Business

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costs April 17 ... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higher April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially... more

Living

The Taite Music Prize: IMNZ announces this years winner

17 Apr 2014 Entertainment
The winner of the fourth annual Taite Music Prize 2013 is Lorde for her album ‘Pure Heroine’ released on Universal Music... more

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

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... 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... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

Kia Magic claim hard-fought win over Mystics

21 Apr 2014 Netball
Official Result: Kia Magic (56) defeated Northern Mystics (50) Kia Magic were forced to repel a spirited Northern Mystics challenge... more

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for... more

Columns

Mind-set, meaning and moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Prime Minister John Key Notes - Rebuild gaining momentum

20 Apr 2014 Column
  Every time I visit Canterbury I am struck by the changes I see and inspired by the resolve of the region's people. Today was... more

Kiwi Success

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Appointments
April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the... more

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more