New Zealand immigration minister joins mayor to honour international education industry 28 Feb 2013
- Three people have completed Ebola monitoring - all well News
- First NZ job fairs in November News
- NZ net migration rises to annual record in September Business
- Key’s Post-Election Cabinet, Housing, GCSB, Social Housing News
- Ebola unlikely in New Zealand, but we’re ready News
- Making migration work: lessons from New Zealand Migration
- NZ migration bolstered by British invasion Migration
- Licensing To Cut Out Cowboy Advisers Migration
- SmartGate proves a success story Travel
- 50,000 Passengers Through Smartgate Travel
New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will join Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown this week to pay tribute to the economic contribution of the international education industry in New Zealand.
International education is one of New Zealand's top five exports, contributing NZ$2.3 billion (£1.3 billion) to the country's economy and Mr Woodhouse and Ms Brown will hold an event this week to pay tribute to international students in the country and the 32,000 jobs they support.
The event, to be held at Wellington Town Hall, will highlight the country's commitment to international education and include presentations from NZ police officers and former international students.
"Wellington hosts around 6,000 international students per year with direct economic impact to the region in the order of NZ$160 million [£88 million]," said Matthew Steele, manager of Education Wellington.
"While this is a significant number, Wellington has to the potential to host many more students. This is a world-class destination for international students with very high quality secondary and tertiary institutions and a lifestyle that is second to none.
"Apart from an economic contribution, international students contribute significantly to the cultural diversity that Wellingtonians value so highly about their region."
The event will also be used as a launch pad for Immigration New Zealand's new online service NZ Study and Work, designed to assist both international students and employers find each other and explain what rights and allowances they are entitled to.
Source NZ Immigration
29 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister Hon Bill EnglishDeputy Prime Minister 29 October 2014 Cabinet has agreed on the... more
28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held gains in the local trading session as traders remain cautious... more
28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, which develops software systems for patient health management, wants... more
29 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Neena and Belinda have won the first season of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand. The "Modern Day Hippies" beat Aaron and Heather in... more
28 Oct 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, the biggest listed property investor by market value, sold two... more
24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more
24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more
29 Oct 2014 Rugby League
Vodafone Warriors prop Suaia Matagi is poised to play his first test for the NZ Kiwis against his old team-mates, Toa Samoa, at... more
28 Oct 2014 Cricket
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Cancer Society named official charity in New Zealand for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 The Cancer Society has... more
28 Oct 2014 Opinion
Article - Adam Parsons The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political by Adam Parsons22 October 2014
28 Oct 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the TPP finishing line, and Amazon’s woes by Gordon Campbell If the Trans Pa... more
28 Oct 2014 Appointments
Minister of Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat James Kember as New Zealand’s next... more
28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more