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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 the reader being more or less up-to-date what is happening in Aotearoa, "the Land of the Long White Cloud". Happy reading, enjoy ... and if you have any questions on these updates - please contact us...

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Nov
17

17/11/20 - Government looks to minimise costs of tourism to New Zealanders

The new Tourism Minister has announced New Zealanders will no longer subsidise international visitors to the extent they have in the past.

Stuart Nash gave his first speech as Tourism Minister at Tourism Summit Aotearoa at Te Papa in Wellington. Stuart Nash has unveiled four key themes he will focus on to a sold out crowd at Tourism Summit Aotearoa in Wellington this morning.

They include strengthening Brand New Zealand, prioritising sustainability, and more partnership between government and industry.

Read more: 17/11/20 - Government looks to minimise costs of tourism to New Zealanders

Nov
13

13/11/20 - Breaking News - Continued deferral of WHS

We understand many migrants are interested in Working Holiday Schemes (WHS).  

New Zealand has Working Holiday Scheme agreements with many countries. Visas granted under these schemes allow visa holders to work, study and explore the country.

Read more: 13/11/20 - Breaking News - Continued deferral of WHS

Nov
06

04/11/20 - Immigration: Labour manifesto signals significant changes to border

Labour's manifesto signalled an overhaul of partnership visas, reducing barriers to the parent category and reviewing Pacific immigration.

Migrant groups are looking ahead to what changes the new Labour government will make to border and visa rules.

Read more: 04/11/20 - Immigration: Labour manifesto signals significant changes to border

Nov
02

02/11/20 - Jacinda Ardern's new Cabinet revealed

Jacinda Ardern's new Cabinet revealed, Grant Robertson named as Deputy PM

Grant Robertson has been named as deputy Prime Minister and Andrew Little as Health Minister.

And after later term's KiwiBuild fiasco, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern demoted Phil Twyford - who will be a minister outside Cabinet, with the disarmament portfolio. Jenny Salesa has also been dropped from Cabinet and the executive.

Other new roles of note include Nanaia Mahuta in Foreign Affairs, the first woman to hold the role in New Zealand's history, Chris Hipkins in a new role as Minister for Covid- 19 Response, and newcomer Ayesha Verrall being elevated straight into Cabinet.

Read more: 02/11/20 - Jacinda Ardern's new Cabinet revealed

Oct
29

29/10/20 - Job search services for skilled migrants

Immigration New Zealand has extended its newcomer skills matching and job search services to skilled migrants who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read more: 29/10/20 - Job search services for skilled migrants

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

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As the impact of the coronavirus continues to evolve, we face this unprecedented situation together. The pandemic is affecting all of us. At Terra Nova Consultancy Ltd we wish to reach out and update you on how we are addressing it. Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, and our communities. Our focus on customer service remains at the center of everything we do, and we are fully committed to continue to serve you with our services, and striving to provide our services without interruption.Please listen and act upon the advise given by the Government, only in that way will we together be able to combat this challenge. And as always, stay healthy and keep safe.

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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.

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