Chasing a mirage in the land of long white cloud

Gurjinder Singh The common saying ‘Buyer Beware’ is still relevant, especially in the case of students keen on pursuing education overseas. It is well known that a majority of students (especially from India) arriving in New Zealand are keen to become permanent residents. However, they should do their homework, understand the New Zealand economy and the requirements of the job…

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Rogue employers must be punished

Dennis Maga The government should consider greater sanctions for employers who exploit migrant workers The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is taking enforcement action against 19 employers in the dairy industry after they were found exploiting and short-changing migrant workers. Nineteen of the 29 employers inspected fell short of what the law requires. This is a high proportion…

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People in Business

While the New Zealand mortgage and insurance market is crowded, a new entrepreneur believes that there is a pronounced need for professionals who can provide better and more comprehensive services says a Mortgage & Insurance Adviser. Mahesh Amrute, who established his brokerage firm, ‘Mortgage Express Limited’ less than four months ago, said that the incessant rise in housing prices (particularly…

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Traffic codes for new migrants

Staff Reporter New migrants who mistakenly believe that they are expert drivers and can easily tackle New Zealand roads often regret their haste and then consider ways and means of getting around traffic regulations. Those making the country’s largest city their new home should consider themselves lucky with a series of free workshops beginning shortly. Organised by the Auckland Regional…

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