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

Better government digital services on way as plan approved

31 Jul 2014 News
All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working... more

Labour announces unemployment policy

30 Jul 2014 Politics
Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce ... more

Business

NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Boyd says By Tina Morrison July ... more

PledgeMe, Snowball Effect gain equity crowd-funding licences

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   FMA approves equity crowdfunding licence to PledgeMe and Snowball Effect By Suze Metherell July 31 ... more

Living

Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

31 Jul 2014 Food & Wine
Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteith’s and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International... more

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... 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

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

Sport

ADAMS LEADS THE WAY

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
With four days of competition remaining, New Zealand has already equalled its medal haul from four years ago in Delhi, after another... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: ADAMS FIRST TO 600 - OF COURSE!

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

31 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Government’s 3K to ... more

200 more training places for graduate nurses

30 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next... more