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More New Zealanders on Super than Self-Employed

September 12, 2014 |

More people are now receiving New Zealand superannuation or the veterans pension than are earning income from self-employment or business, according to census results released by Statistics New Zealand this week.

“Almost 17 percent of adults say they’ve received New … Read More

Placing Your Child in an International School

September 11, 2014 |

If you’re thinking about enrolling your son or daughter in a school overseas, you will probably be aware that there are plenty of things to bear in mind. In this article, we’ll explore some of those considerations.

Leaving their home … Read More

Two Countries, One Visa for the 2015 Cricket World Cup

September 10, 2014 |

People visiting Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 Cricket World Cup will only need to apply for one visa under a new Trans–Tasman visa arrangement, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said last … Read More

Local Migration Agreements To Provide Economic Boosts

September 8, 2014 |

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has finalised guidelines for Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) which will stimulate local economies providing more business and job opportunities for Australians in areas experiencing labour and skills shortages, Assistant Minister for Immigration … Read More

There’s Wind Up My Barranco

September 5, 2014 |

Living in the Canary Islands, I quickly learned that most people living in Northern European countries have little time for our occasional complaints about the weather. After all, as an Ancient Greek once declared, we live in the “Fortunate Islands”; … Read More

Staying in Touch After Moving to Europe

September 3, 2014 |

As of July 1 the cost of browsing the internet on a phone in the European Union has dropped by more than 50%, as well as caps being put in place to reduce the cost of making and receiving calls. The European … Read More