Cyber Security continues to threaten businesses worldwide

Spark New Zealand offers Special Tool for vulnerable SMEs Sourced ContentAuckland, December 19, 2018 Business Disruption caused by Cyber Security issues is a major threat to businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly getting worried over escalating costs of erecting firewalls and other protectionist measures.This was among the major findings of the Global Investor Survey 2018 conducted by…

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Sexagenarian faces human trafficking charges

Sourced ContentWellington, December 19, 2018A 64-year-old man has been arrested and charged with human trafficking and slavery, following a lengthy investigation by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and NZ Police.It is alleged that the man, who is a Samoan national and a New Zealand resident, has been regularly bringing Samoan nationals to New Zealand to work illegally for him in the…

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Visa changes tough on employers says Immigration Advisor

Supplied ContentAuckland, December 19, 2018Changing one list for another list does not really help regions fill job vacancies says David Cooper, a Licenced Immigration Consultant and Director of Malcolm Pacific Immigration.Editor’s Note: Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway called for public consultation on his government’s proposed changes to Visa Application Process in respect of migrant workers on Monday, December 18, 2018. You…

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Have your say on changes to Visa applications

Public Consultation ends on March 18, 2019Supplied ContentWellington, December 19, 2018 Immigration Minister Ian Lees Galloway has revealed plans to streamline the visa application process for overseas workers to make it easier for regions and industries struggling with labour shortages.He said that making it easier for regions and industries to get the workers they need to flourish is at the…

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Plastic bags to go out from everywhere from July 1, 2019

Supplied ContentWellington, December 19, 2018Regulations for mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags will be in force from July, 1, 2019.Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said that retailers will not be able to sell or give away single-use plastic shopping bags that date.The State Cabinet has agreed to the proposed regulations for a mandatory nationwide phase out of these…

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