Jun
04

April 2010

April, again a busy month with quite a few things happening at all fronts;

A number of decisions from the RRA and RRB with the majority disallowed due to not meeting exceptional circumstances; criticism on the new INZ policy; ANZAC commemorations overshadowed by helicopter crash prompting the PM to come home earlier; one in five people in the insurance industry is leaving the profession due to regulation (does that sound similar?); fags and booze, i.e. the liquor report and the possible outfall and increases in tobacco prices
possible new rules around student and work permits; student loans; more trouble for Telecom; volcanic ashes stopping air travel costing well over 200Milion per day and resulting in delayed deliveries of exports; UN declaration for indigenous people signed by NZ;
John Key visiting the USA for talks on trade and nukes with many reactions from the opposition; recognition of migrant workers; the Whanau Ora seen to attack social inequalities under Maori; NZ's apple victory over Australia; visitor numbers to NZ are up; Liverpool (and Arsenal) soccerclubs up for sale; strong views on privately run prisons; economy still in the dolldrums?; ex-ministers facing charges; increase in the driving age
; seabed and foreshore issue raising its head again; former immigration boss sentenced: start of the tablet computer wars; licencing of the financial industry (hope they have less issues with their controlling authority); increase in violent crimes; wishing you all a blessed Easter with some time to reflect on what Easter all means for you and your loved ones.

  • A number of decisions from the RRA and RRB with the majority disallowed due to not meeting exceptional circumstances
  • Criticism on the new INZ policy
  • ANZAC commemorations overshadowed by helicopter crash prompting the PM to come home earlier
  • One in five people in the insurance industry is leaving the profession due to regulation (does that sound similar?)
  • Fags and booze, i.e. the liquor report and the possible outfall and increases in tobacco prices
  • Possible new rules around student and work permits
  • Student loans
  • More trouble for Telecom
  • Volcanic ashes stopping air travel costing well over 200Milion per day and resulting in delayed deliveries of exports
  • UN declaration for indigenous people signed by NZ
  • John Key visiting the USA for talks on trade and nukes with many reactions from the opposition
  • Recognition of migrant workers
  • The Whanau Ora seen to attack social inequalities under Maori
  • NZ's apple victory over Australia
  • Visitor numbers to NZ are up
  • Liverpool (and Arsenal) soccerclubs up for sale
  • Strong views on privately run prisons
  • Discussions that the economy still in the dolldrums
  • Ex-ministers facing charges
  • Increase in the driving age
  • Seabed and foreshore issue raising its head again
  • Former immigration boss sentenced
  • Start of the tablet computer wars
  • Licencing of the financial industry (hope they have less issues with their controlling authority)
  • Increase in violent crimes

Wishing you all a blessed Easter with some time to reflect on what Easter all means for you and your loved ones. See you again next month.

Mar
08

March 2010

March has been a strange and interesting month with various reports relating to immigration contradicting each other. It was reported that NZ recorded the highest annual immigration in more than 5 years and the reason given was that fewer Kiwis headed overseas (Dom Post 02/030). Other articles reported that departures to Australia are on the rise again (NZH 02/03) and that the number of immigrants arriving in NZ slows down (NBR 19/03). Interesting!
Telecom remains to have issues with its XT outage and is very busy defending it self and in finding solutions while Vodafone is trying to get upset and angry Telecom clients.
Immigration New Zealand introduced new policies, the co-called retirement policies. My initial comments are as to how are Chinese applicants going to transfer funds to INZ and why would UK applicants come to NZ as they receive on arrival a 6 months visitor visa? Why invest funds in NZ and keep it invested for minimum 3 years when your application under the family category is being assessed? So, what will the uptake be on these categories, or are these policies just introduced so National could tick it of as one of the election promises completed? Please also refer to our news articles.
A trial has started in the Napier District Court for a Havelock North company director facing 11 charges under the Immigration Act while  a former Immigration Service head MAT will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to fraud.
The housing market appears to stabilise, employment market looks a little bit better despite the redundancies in various government departments and oil prices are increasing through controlled production in the oil states.
See you all next month.
March has been a strange and interesting month with various reports relating to immigration contradicting each other. It was reported that NZ recorded the highest annual immigration in more than 5 years and the reason given was that fewer Kiwis headed overseas (Dom Post 02/030). Other articles reported that departures to Australia are on the rise again (NZH 02/03) and that the number of immigrants arriving in NZ slows down (NBR 19/03). Interesting!
Telecom remains to have issues with its XT outage and is very busy defending it self and in finding solutions while Vodafone is trying to get upset and angry Telecom clients.
Immigration New Zealand introduced new policies, the co-called retirement policies. My initial comments are as to how are Chinese applicants going to transfer funds to INZ and why would UK applicants come to NZ as they receive on arrival a 6 months visitor visa? Why invest funds in NZ and keep it invested for minimum 3 years when your application under the family category is being assessed? So, what will the uptake be on these categories, or are these policies just introduced so National could tick it of as one of the election promises completed? Please also refer to our news articles.
A trial has started in the Napier District Court for a Havelock North company director facing 11 charges under the Immigration Act while  a former Immigration Service head MAT will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to fraud.
The housing market appears to stabilise, employment market looks a little bit better despite the redundancies in various government departments and oil prices are increasing through controlled production in the oil states.
See you all next month.
Dec
18

January 2010

Happy New Year to you all !!!

While you all have been celebrating the new year, the world continues to revolve. This month highlights are;

  • Two thirds of businesses are optimistic about thier outlook for 2010 according to a global survey. This is in marked contrast and much more positive that what the IMF forecasters were advising earlier on.
  • Australia is making it easier for NZ doctors to work where-ever they like in Australia. Next to rugby and cricket, is there another Trans-Tasman war erupting??
  • The Pacific Community is targetted with various immigration visa scams. They are advised to use a licenced immigration adviser, by INZ and by their leaders. Well done!! Please refer our news article.
  • Strong criticism is aired on the curent tax regime even requesting a total overhaul of the system. GST (from 12.5% to 15%?) personal tax rates and company tax rates are all under review.
  • Investment funds in the Tourism industry is targetted to get more Aussies over the ditch to New Zealand.
  • Avatar is beating all box office results, is linked to the Maori language and adds a cool $30m to NZ's economy. Keep this going, guys, well done.
  • Frivolous issuing of work to residence visas is questionned, and yes, why is INZ not held responsible for what they are doing? See our news article.

Happy reading, see you next month ...

Mar
08

February 2010

February has been an excellent month for our company with many new contracts and positive decisions received. Other highlights this month are;

  • A study has found that Kiwis want cigarettes to be banned by 2020. (NZ Herald)
  • Telecom appears to have a battle on their hands. XT outages and mall treatment of clients have given a competitive advantage to their main rivals who are using this as a tool to try to obtain a larger slice of the market.
  • New car registrations are well up on last year. Are we in an economic crisis?
  • John Key advises that GST may increase to 15% and that benificiaries are facing tough new measures.
  • MP Jeanette Fitzsimmons (The Greens) is leaving parliament. She joined parliament in 1996 and has been repected as a hardworking, honest PM with intregrity.
  • Government is saying that a leap in population is behind the unemployment levels reaching their highest levels since 1999. See our news item. To blame a leap in population (i.e. immigration) is in my view an incorrect assessment. Perhaps I have not all the information at hand, but the majority of new comers to NZ are only granted residence when hey have provided evidence of a job or are starting a company. Therefore, the unemployment rise is in my view a pure result of companies and or organisations closing its doors for business.
Happy reading, and see again next month ...
Dec
16

December 2009

Herewith I would like to thank you all for your support and trust given to me in the last year. I really enjoyed working with you and hope to catch up with you in the next year.

I may have lost contact with some of you, however when you believe that you and your loved ones have settled in New Zealand succesfuly, please let me hear about it, share your success story.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a healthy, prosperous and safe New Year

Please note that we will be closed from 18 December 2009 onwards and  re-open on 18 January 2010. I am going to spend some time with my mother, brother and sisters in Holland and I am really looking forward to that.

See you next year ...

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05/12/19 - Update BMB

Details on BUSINESS applications as from today:

  • Allocation to a CO within a week
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  • EWV applications 20% approval rate
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The quality of decisions from INZ appear to decrease! Please refer to the Annual Report from the IPT for 2017 where on average 33% of Appeals with the IPT is allowed! A news paper article in 1 NEWS NOW dated 21/02/2019 confirms that four out of every ten appeals against INZ are upheld! That is an increase from 33% to now 40% of appeals being allowed or upheld against INZ!

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