Visa approvals place Indians atop the immigration counter

Visa approvals place Indians atop the immigration counter

Venkat Raman The number of Visas issued by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) under various categories over the past three years registered an increase of about 54.6% over those issued during the previous three-year period, Indian Newslink can reveal. We can also reveal that Indians were among the major beneficiaries, accounting for more than 16.1% of all approvals across all nationalities…

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Rise in minimum wage will harm all New Zealanders

Rise in minimum wage will harm all New Zealanders

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi The Labour-led coalition government has announced its decision to raise the minimum wage. Once again this appears to be a policy like that of Kiwibuild or the Capital’s Gains Tax (CGT), seems to have been thought on the fly rather than after a thorough analysis. Analysis undertaken by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) concludes…

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Schengen States ease visa rules for Non-New Zealand citizens

Schengen States ease visa rules for Non-New Zealand citizens

Venkat Raman The European Commission has eased visa regulations to allow easier access to Non-New Zealanders to travel to Schengen member States. The move will open up a large part of Europe to New Zealand residents holding passports other than those issued by the New Zealand government. New Zealand citizens already have easier access to these countries. The procedure Claire…

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Earn as you learn engineering degree launched

Earn as you learn engineering degree launched

Venkat Raman Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has launched a new way of delivering a degree qualification for engineers. Its Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree apprenticeship will enable students to remain employed while working towards their degree (Level 7) qualification. WelTec Construction and Engineering Head Neil McDonald said this is a first for New Zealand. “It is no secret that…

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Text-Message Programme improves parenting skills

Text-Message Programme improves parenting skills

Dr Joanna Chu Could feeling more confident and connected parenting your teens be as simple as receiving text messages? World-first research from the University of Auckland suggests it can. A research team from the University’s School of Population Health has successfully trialled MyTeen, a world-first parenting programme for parents of children aged 10-15 years and delivered entirely via SMS text…

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