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UK Man Attempts to Import MDMA in Bath Salts

June 6, 2014 |

A 29-year-old United Kingdom man has been caught attempting to import over two kilograms of MDMA (ecstasy) in bath salts.

Australian Customs and Border Protection (ACBPS) officers stopped the man for a baggage examination when he … Read More

2013 Census Counted Over 97 Percent of Population

June 3, 2014 |

The 2013 Census counted 97.6 percent of the population, Statistics New Zealand said last week. 

“Results from the 2013 Post-enumeration Survey show that the 2013 Census counted 97.6 percent of New Zealand residents in the country on census night,” population … Read More

More Streamlined Visas a Boost for Australian Education Sector

June 1, 2014 |

Streamlined visa processing arrangements will be extended to students enrolled in advanced diploma level courses at low immigration risk providers, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Scott Morrison and Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne said this week.

Minister … Read More

Net Gain of Migrants Continues To Increase

May 28, 2014 |

Later Easter lifts April visitor numbers – Media release

Easter Lifts April Visitor Numbers Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 224,200 in April 2014, up 12 percent from April 2013, Statistics New Zealand said last week. Most of the increase … Read More

New Zealand Air Quality Continues to Improve

May 21, 2014 |

Air quality in New Zealand continues to improve, according to a new report released last week by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand, showing lower levels of airborne particles that are associated with health problems.

The 2014 … Read More

Electricity and Dairy Prices Push up Producer Prices

May 20, 2014 |

Producer prices moved up due to increases in both electricity and dairy prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. Prices received by New Zealand producers, as measured by the output producers price index (PPI), rose 0.9 percent in the March 2014 … Read More

70% of British Students Consider Living Abroad, Survey Shows

May 14, 2014 |

Seven out of ten British students have been found to be considering a future away from the UK, with quality of life, the current government, and a need of adventure being the leading factors, shows a recent survey.

The survey … Read More

Employment Continues to Rise

May 7, 2014 |

Employment and labour force participation continue to rise strongly, while unemployment remains at 6.0 percent, Statistics New Zealand said this week.

“We’re seeing more people in the labour market, with the participation rate surpassing the previous high in late 2008 before the … Read More

NZ – Marriages, Civil Unions, and Divorces: Year ended December 2013

May 5, 2014 |

There were 19,237 marriages registered to New Zealand residents in 2013, including 209 same-sex marriages, Statistics New Zealand said today. A further 2,416 marriages were registered to overseas residents, including 146 same-sex marriages.

“Around 2 in 5 same-sex marriages in … Read More

Immigration visits to Gladstone and Rockhampton

April 30, 2014 |

Immigration outreach officers will visit Gladstone and Rockhampton from May 1-3 to stage information seminars on skilled migration.

They will provide information about employer-sponsored skilled migration options, including the regional sponsored migration scheme (RSMS), employer and … Read More