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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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Apr
20

19/04/2021 - Travelling from Australia

On 19 April 2021, New Zealand opened quarantine-free travel with Australia. This means that people can travel from Australia to New Zealand without having to secure a place in MIQ. 

Travellers from a QFT zone must meet New Zealand immigration requirements: 

  • If you’re an Australian citizen, you do not need to hold a valid NZeTA or visa to travel. 
  • If you’re from a visa waiver country or you’re an Australian permanent resident, you must hold a valid NZeTA to travel. 
  • If none of the above applies to you, then you must hold a valid visa before travelling.

Source INZ

Apr
20

19/04/2021 - Breaking News - Border exceptions Family critical workers

On 30 April 2021, the New Zealand Government is introducing an exception to the border restrictions for the families of some temporary visa holders in New Zealand. This border exception is for the following three groups: 

  • Partners and dependent children who held (and continue to hold) a visa for New Zealand, but were unable to join their partner or parent in New Zealand before the border closed.  
  • Partners and dependent children of workers employed in critical health services.  
  • Partners and dependent children of highly-skilled workers.  

Requirements for the border exception

Read more: 19/04/2021 - Breaking News - Border exceptions Family critical workers

Apr
19

18/04/2021 - Breaking News - Exclusive: Migrant healthcare workers to be reunited with their families

Newshub understands the Government is planning to announce major changes to fix the anomaly which has split critical healthcare workers from their families overseas. 

Finally, some good news is afoot for migrant families broken apart by the COVID border closures.

Newshub understands the Government is planning to announce major changes on Monday to fix the anomaly which has split critical healthcare workers from their families overseas.

Read more: 18/04/2021 - Breaking News - Exclusive: Migrant healthcare workers to be reunited with their...

Apr
08

06/04/2021 - Concern NZ’s international education sector

Concern NZ’s international education sector faces 'total collapse', as students look elsewhere while borders shut

The Schools International Education Business Association is warning if the border doesn’t open to school-age international students, or if there isn’t a clear plan for when this will happen by the end of the year, the sector will be in “total collapse”.

Concern over New Zealand’s international education sector, as students look elsewhere

Read more: 06/04/2021 - Concern NZ’s international education sector

Apr
06

02/04/2021 - Breaking News - Quality of Decisions INZ

Decisions of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) show that of all the immigration appeals heard in the last reporting year, over 35% were allowed, due to incorrect decision-making by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). The number was even higher in the two previous years, at over 40%. While some human error is understandable (but still not acceptable!), the figures demonstrate the discouraging frequency with which INZ get it wrong.

Read more: 02/04/2021 - Breaking News - Quality of Decisions INZ

Apr
06

01/04/2021 - Temporary immigration powers for minister to be extended to 2023

The government is going to be extending temporary immigration powers to respond to Covid-19 until May 2023.

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi says the powers are needed for rapid decision making.

Read more: 01/04/2021 - Temporary immigration powers for minister to be extended to 2023

Mar
22

22/03/2021 - Breaking News - Tool for Vaccine

A new online questionnaire has been released on the Unite Against Covid-19 website to help people get an idea of when they will receive the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Read more: 22/03/2021 - Breaking News - Tool for Vaccine

Mar
22

19/03/2021 - NZ visa office in Beijing staffed mostly by Chinese police-owned company

About 80 per cent of staff working at New Zealand’s visa application centre in Beijing are direct employees of a company owned by the Beijing police, inflaming concerns that the Chinese government could gain access to information about citizens trying to leave the country.

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi said he was happy with security arrangements at the centre, which the Government says protects the privacy of people applying for visas.

Read more: 19/03/2021 - NZ visa office in Beijing staffed mostly by Chinese police-owned company

Mar
12

12/03/2021 - Breaking News - Covid Alert Level 1

Auckland will move to alert level 1 from midday today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

In a media conference at 11.30am today, Ardern said Cabinet met last night to make a preliminary decision on the alert levels.

Read more: 12/03/2021 - Breaking News - Covid Alert Level 1

Mar
08

07/03/2021 - Breaking News - Covid alert level 2

Auckland is now at Covid-19 alert level 2 and the rest of the country at alert level 1.

Jacinda Ardern announced the change in alert levels on Friday.

Read more: 07/03/2021 - Breaking News - Covid alert level 2

Feb
28

28/02/2021 - Breaking News - Covid Alert Level 3

Alert Level 3 information on personal movement, exercise, education, work, business, travel and gatherings.

Personal movement

At Alert Level 3, you legally must stay within your household bubble whenever you're not at work or school. You can expand this to:

Read more: 28/02/2021 - Breaking News - Covid Alert Level 3

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