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NEWS

A variety of immigration, business and general news articles taken from New Zealand newspapers, websites and other sources (sources are mentioned at the bottom of each article) and selected by Terra Nova Consultancy Ltd. It may assist in the reader being more or less up-to-date what is happening in Aotearo, "the land of the long white cloud'. Happy reading, enjoy ... If you have any questions on these updates - please contact us...

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Oct
27

22/10/20 - Analysis: Think you know Jacinda Ardern? With 'handbrake' now removed, think again

Think you know Jacinda Ardern? Think again.

This is the parliamentary term when New Zealanders - and her millions of fans abroad - get to know the prime minister, what she believes and what she can achieve.

Read more: 22/10/20 - Analysis: Think you know Jacinda Ardern? With 'handbrake' now removed, think again

Oct
20

12/10/20 - Large firms call for immigration focus in post- Covid plan

A quicker process for bringing in critical workers is needed, according to a group of leading chief executives. Uncertain immigration settings are putting New Zealand jobs at risk, a lobby group for large New Zealand companies says.

Read more: 12/10/20 - Large firms call for immigration focus in post- Covid plan

Oct
19

19/10/20 - Breaking news - Deferral of EOI selections

The Government first deferred EOI selections for the Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Category in April 2020. 

Read more: 19/10/20 - Breaking news - Deferral of EOI selections

Oct
17

16/10/20 - Breaking News - Changes for resident holders overseas

As you may be aware, the Minister of Immigration recently announced help for residents offshore to keep their residency status while COVID-19 travel restrictions remain in place.

It has been recognised that New Zealand’s current border restrictions have significantly impacted offshore visa holders, especially those unable to travel here to start their new resident visa or those with a resident visa recently expired or expiring soon.

Read more: 16/10/20 - Breaking News - Changes for resident holders overseas

Oct
08

08/10/20 - BREAKING NEWS - SMC and Residence from work

As you may be aware, there have been significant increases in the number of resident visa applications received under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) and Residence from Work (RfW) category, resulting in high on-hand volumes and longer processing times for applicants.

Read more: 08/10/20 - BREAKING NEWS - SMC and Residence from work

Oct
05

05/10/20 - BREAKING NEWS - Working holidays and Seasonal employement

General messaging:

  • People in New Zealand with expiring working holiday visas will be able to stay in the country to fill short-term horticulture and viticulture roles.

Read more: 05/10/20 - BREAKING NEWS - Working holidays and Seasonal employement

Sep
25

25/09/20 - BREAKING NEWS - Work to Residence

Some very important changes to immigration instructions to allow holders of a Work to Residence visa, who have a Residence from Work application in progress, to be granted a subsequent Work to Residence visa in order to maintain their eligibility for residence and to provide some flexibility for South Island Contribution work visa holders.

The changes to immigration instructions allow, in cases where a residence from work visa has been lodged:

Read more: 25/09/20 - BREAKING NEWS - Work to Residence

Sep
24

24/09/20 - BREAKING NEWS - Study on a Visitor Visa

Visitors can study for an extra three months on their visitor visas

The Minister of Immigration has increased the length of time visitors can study here without needing to apply for a ‘variation of conditions’ to their visa or a student visa. 

People who held a valid visitor visa on Friday 11 September 2020, and are in New Zealand now, can now study for up to six months in a year. This gives them an extra three months on top of the usual three months they are allowed on a visitor visa.

Read more: 24/09/20 - BREAKING NEWS - Study on a Visitor Visa

Sep
15

14/09/20 - Overseas immigration employees on full pay, New Zealand staff struggle with tech

Staff at overseas government offices who have been off work during lockdown have remained on full pay - at an estimated cost of $7 million.

And more than 3000 staff at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) were still using Windows 7 systems, causing delays to working from home.

Immigration New Zealand (INZ), a business unit of MBIE, said 427 overseas staff had been kept on, but for security reasons they did not have the option to work from home.

Read more: 14/09/20 - Overseas immigration employees on full pay, New Zealand staff struggle with tech

TNC E-books

The Terra Nova e-book page contains publications in e-book and e-news format containing comments and reviews from Terra Nova Consultancy Ltd, and other contributors, that relate to a number of issues from immigration to operating a business.

Some of the Terra Nova e-books e-book and the Terra Nova e-news issues we believe may be quite helpful for prospective immigrants.

Check back regularly to find new editions of our Terra Nova e-book and Terra Nova e-news range.

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