Dec
01

December 2011

December was only half a month as we closed our offices on 22 December......, so not much to tell to be honest. In the mean time we did some articles in our news sections that will keep you up to date, so please feel free to visit our News section.

Nov
09

November 2011

The highlights what happened this month can be summed up in a lot of articles as published under our News section.

The Election which resulted in the National Party  staying in power with an increased majority, is one of the main discussed articles.

Some other discussions focussed on New Zealanders leaving New Zealand for Austalia and returning at a later stage.

This is not a new phenomenon, this has always been there. I believe it is more a result of becoming more mobile, becoming "world" citizens in stead of "country" citizens, and staying healthier longer.

The development in technology (mobile phones, Skype, internet, medical care etc) and the fact that distances become shorter (faster travelling times, improved international connections) also play an important role in this.

What however is a phenomenon is New Zealand itself! It is a fantastic destination to visit, to work and to live. Despite being a small country population wise, it is still a great place to bring up children or start a business. So come and join us!

See you all in December ...

Sep
09

September 2011

September, a month with many things happening, in New Zealand and in my office;

  • The Rugby World Cup started on Friday 9 September 2011. It appears to be an excellent tournament and based on what we can read in the news papers, people are enjoying the games AND New Zealand. If you want to keep up-to-date with the RWC, just follow this this link and enjoy.
  • This month also marked the approval of my fourth immigration licence authorising me to provide New Zealand immigration advise. This is a yearly re-occurence where the Immigration Advisers Authority checks the work that an immigration does, is up-to scratch and acceptable. It is based on the submission of a client file by the adviser and the scutinising of that client file by the IAA, inclusive of all documents, correpondence between client, adviser and INZ, invoicing and advice provided to the client. This all has to meet the IAA Code of Conduct.
  • Also this month we sadly said "Goodbye and thank you Very much" to Jailing HU, my trusted and diligent Chinese enterpreter, who is now on maternity leave as she is expecting her first baby. I have been fortunate to find Hai Qing YANG who will replace her as my Chinese interpreter. "Welcome" to our office and our clients, Hai Qing. So when you come in again and see a new face, it's is Hai Qing, and please feel free to introduce yourself to Hai Qing.

See you all next month again.

Nov
09

October 2011

Here we are again, a bit later than normal, sorry about that.

Well, this month has been quite an interesting month for various reasons;

  • New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup! Well done, AB's, you fully deserve it.
  • During this month many businesses have been complaining about the economy. All in NZ expected that the RWC would be the Golden Egg and it appears that it is not the case for many retailers and companies.
  • In general though, New Zeraland was very dominantly displayed all over the world and I expect that in the future this will have some positive spin offs.
  • My staff member Jailing HU has given birth to a healthy baby boy, congratulations to the parents!
  • I had a short holiday, for some ten days, and went to play golf in Korea with a Kiwi friend. Very much impressed with the facilities and the golf courses over there, and I have no hesitation to recommend any golfer to have that experience! Fantastic, really!

Catch you next month, c u.

Sep
02

August 2011

A quite interesting article that I would like to share with you as I found it alarming!
Did you know that 33% of world experiences increased restrictions on religion?
Restrictions on religion are on the rise according to the new Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life study?
Increased restraints on religious activity were now more noticeable in 23 countries, however restrictions were released in another 12 countries, the study showed.
The study also shows
intolerant countries growing more hostile to religious freedom, and tolerant ones growing more accommodating
more adverse government policies in countries such as France, Egypt, Algeria, Uganda
social hostility grew, in places like China, Nigeria, and Russia
among those nations where government restrictions declined, were: Greece, Togo, Nicaragua, Republic of Macedonia and Guinea-Bissau
it is scarcest in the Middle East and North Africa
Europe, however, has the largest proportion of countries where social hostilities related to religion rose
more than other groups, Muslims and Christians suffered harassment based on their religion
smaller religious groups that suffered disproportionately, the study found, included Jews
representing less than one percent of the world’s people, Jews were harassed in 75 countries
North Korea, one of the most repressive regimes, could not be included for lack of reliable data
overall, about 70 percent of the world lives in nations with significant religious repression.
“There seems to be somewhat of a polarization,” particularly in countries with constitutional prohibitions against blasphemy, said Brian Grim, the primary researcher of the report. “When you have one set of restrictions in place then it’s easier to add on.”
The report, took data from 198 countries and territories from 2006 through 2009. About 2.2 billion people live in nations where restrictions on religion have substantially increased the report showed.
Sources
The Christian Century
Huffington Post
Pew Forum

A quite interesting article that I would like to share with you as I found it alarming!

Did you know that 33% of world experiences increased restrictions on religion?

Restrictions on religion are on the rise according to the new Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life study?

Increased restraints on religious activity were now more noticeable in 23 countries, however restrictions were released in another 12 countries, the study showed.

The study also shows

  • intolerant countries growing more hostile to religious freedom, and tolerant ones growing more accommodating
  • more adverse government policies in countries such as France, Egypt, Algeria, Uganda
  • social hostility grew, in places like China, Nigeria, and Russia
  • among those nations where government restrictions declined, were: Greece, Togo, Nicaragua, Republic of Macedonia and Guinea-Bissau
  • it is scarcest in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Europe, however, has the largest proportion of countries where social hostilities related to religion rose
  • more than other groups, Muslims and Christians suffered harassment based on their religion
  • smaller religious groups that suffered disproportionately, the study found, included Jews
  • representing less than one percent of the world’s people, Jews were harassed in 75 countries
  • North Korea, one of the most repressive regimes, could not be included for lack of reliable data
  • overall, about 70 percent of the world lives in nations with significant religious repression.

“There seems to be somewhat of a polarization,” particularly in countries with constitutional prohibitions against blasphemy, said Brian Grim, the primary researcher of the report. “When you have one set of restrictions in place then it’s easier to add on.”

The report, took data from 198 countries and territories from 2006 through 2009. About 2.2 billion people live in nations where restrictions on religion have substantially increased the report showed.

(Sources, The Christian Century, Huffington Post, Pew Forum)

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