Migration

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 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

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News

Gallipoli ballot special passes allocated

24 Apr 2014 News
  One hundred special passes from the Gallipoli ballot will be allocated to children of Gallipoli veterans and youth... more

Update on new Chinese infant formula rules

24 Apr 2014 News
  Chinese officials have provided further advice on the introduction of new regulations affecting New Zealand infant formula ... more

Business

Brownlee takes hard-hitting rebuild report on the chin

24 Apr 2014 Business News
April 24 (BusinessDesk) – An in-depth survey of senior leaders in the Christchurch rebuild indicates growing impatience and... more

Southern Cross Forest receiver to close mill, exit Australia

24 Apr 2014 Business News
  Southern Cross Forest receiver to close sawmill, wind up Australian business April 24 (BusinessDesk) - The receiver for... more

Living

99th ANZAC Day to be commemorated in London

24 Apr 2014 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett via NZ High Commission
Each year on 25 April, Australians and New Zealanders gather to remember the servicemen and women who have served their nation in... more

Kiwi director Joel Kefali's new video for tUnE-yArDs

24 Apr 2014 Entertainment
Watch New Video for tUnE-yArDs’ ‘Water Fountain’ Nikki Nack - the new... 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

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... 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... more

Travel

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return... more

Sport

NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

22 Apr 2014 Sport
The New Zealand Open team departs today to commence their World Cup campaign in Europe. Their first assault will be on the ICF Canoe... more

Top Results for Kiwi youth sailors in Britain

22 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

23 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and... more

Mind-set, meaning & 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

Kiwi Success

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

23 Apr 2014 Appointments
Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The... more

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

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