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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

More Arrivals Drive Net Gain of Migrants

August 31, 2014 |

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted net gain (more arrivals than departures) of 4,500 migrants in July 2014. This is the highest net gain since the record of 4,700 migrants in February 2003.

Net migration has increased in most months … Read More

Highest Population Growth Since 2003

August 20, 2014 |

New Zealand’s population is growing at its fastest rate for over a decade, according to new estimates released by Statistics New Zealand this week.

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June … Read More

Prosecution of Unregistered Agent for Facilitating Migration Fraud

August 19, 2014 |

An unregistered migration agent was sentenced for migration fraud offences in the Magistrates Court of Victoria, the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said today.

The prosecution is the result of an investigation by … Read More

New Zealand Labour Market Continues to Improve

August 8, 2014 |

More people are working and unemployment has fallen to 5.6 percent according to the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand.

“We continue to see more people move into employment and although the participation rate has dropped from a peak last … Read More

Dwelling Consents Trend Rising

July 29, 2014 |

The trend for the number of new dwellings consented is at its highest level since August 2007, Statistics New Zealand said today.

“The trend for new dwellings has doubled since March 2011, but is still 26 percent below the series … Read More

Annual Migrant Arrivals Exceed 100,000

July 25, 2014 |

In the June 2014 year, permanent and long-term (PLT) migrant arrivals numbered 100,800 (up 14 percent from 2013), the first time more than 100,000 arrivals have been recorded in a year. Migrant departures numbered 62,400 (down 22 percent). This resulted … Read More

International schools end 2013-2014 school year with increased options for expat children

July 23, 2014 |

The international schools market has expanded significantly this school year, providing English-speaking education around the world for more children than ever before.

In just one year, the number of students aged between 3 and 18 attending international … Read More

Skipton International launch range of expat buy-to-let mortgages

July 19, 2014 |

Skipton International has launched a new lending product range to enable British expats to take advantage of the opportunities available in the UK’s residential buy-to-let market.

Obtaining a Buy-To-Let mortgage as a British expat isn’t always easy, but as an … Read More