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New Zealand tempts expat teachers with hefty relocation grants

New Zealand tempts expat teachers with hefty relocation grants
New Zealand’s relocation grant for experienced teachers is proving a massive incentive. A new initiative aimed at encouraging applications from international expat teachers and Kiwi teachers working overseas is being received with enthusiasm by the teachers themselves and by recruitment companies. Relocation grants of $5,000 can be...

Lack of skilled expat professionals holding back New Zealand growth

Lack of skilled expat professionals holding back New Zealand growth
Following a slump in the recruitment of skilled expat professionals, it’s feared New Zealand businesses will miss out on growth potential unless the present dearth of the brightest and best is reversed. A leading New Zealand recruitment company is warning a combination of fewer expat experts and the government’s projected tightening...

Expats safe from NZ ban on foreign property purchases

Expats safe from NZ ban on foreign property purchases
New Zealand’s new ban on foreign property purchase won’t include expats with permanent residency. In a bid to cool New Zealand’s overheating property prices, the newly elected government will ban foreigners from investing in the country’s residential property market. Over several years, house prices in New Zealand have soared to...

New Zealand PM to ban house sales to foreign buyers

New Zealand PM to ban house sales to foreign buyers
In a move aimed at dealing with New Zealand’s housing crisis, the country’s incoming Prime Minister has pledged to ban the sale of existing homes to foreign buyers. New Zealand is a popular property investment location, but it’s uncertain how the ban will affect expats wishing to buy their homes. According to media reports, other...

Nez Zealand annual migration rises to record high

Nez Zealand annual migration rises to record high
New Zealand’s yearly net migration hit a record high in January as fewer Kiwis headed for Australia, while the number of Indian students arriving continued to rise. The net migration of new arrivals increased from 4,100 in December to 5,500 in January on the back of two months of falling numbers. Meanwhile, the annual net inflow to the...

Australians emigrating to London to fill paramedic vacancies

Australians emigrating to London to fill paramedic vacancies
More than 150 qualified paramedics from Australia have moved to London and begun work as a result of the high number of vacancies in the position in the English capital. Sydney’s Channel 7 station declared that it was “Aussies to the Rescue” in its headline on Monday 26 January, the day the works officially started their new jobs, in...

New Zealand First misses boat as Keys wins third straight term

New Zealand First misses boat as Keys wins third straight term
In spite of a tough campaign by the opposing anti-immigration party New Zealand First, the centre-right National Party led by John Key has easilyl secured a third successive term in office. The opposition campaign focused on limiting New Zealand’s soaring immigration figures, claiming that local jobs were being lost to migrants and house...

Continued rise in Kiwi immigration totals sparks political fight

Continued rise in Kiwi immigration totals sparks political fight
Continuing the trend of startling monthly rises since the beginning of 2014, last month’s New Zealand immigration figures now stand at the highest total for 11 years. The rise in net migrant gains over the last seven months has already led to mutterings in sectors of several Kiwi political parties, with last’s months net of 4,500...

NZ government states no immigration rule changes in spite of migrant surge

NZ government states no immigration rule changes in spite of migrant surge
In spite of a surge in the numbers of migrants entering the country, the New Zealand government has no plans to change immigration rules. New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Keys stated earlier this week that the country’s economy is growing steadily, with its labour market suffering severe skills shortages as a result. Unemployment is...

OECD recommends cut on low skilled and working holiday visas

OECD recommends cut on low skilled and working holiday visas
A recent report from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development is recommending the tightening of controls over the numbers of working holiday and low-skilled visas granted by its member states. Concern over high youth unemployment in many of the 34 OECD member states has prompted the organisation to warn against giving...