Saturday, 09 February 2019 07:55

Proposed immigration changes a win-win

OPINION: Recent proposals by the Government to make it easier for regions to get workers look like a step — if not a leap — in the right direction.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:55

Petition pleads for immigration law changes

A 7,500 signature petition was presented to parliament last week calling for changes to NZ’s immigration laws.

Published in General News
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:55

Red tape choking primary sector productivity

OPINION: Immigration NZ should attract immigrants to our primary sector as well as they attract overseas investors and entrepreneurs to our economy.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:14

Migrant worker threat ‘just a vote-catcher’

A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’ they don’t intend to implement, says immigration law specialist Ben De’Ath.

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 17 May 2018 09:55

Migrant work visas popular in south

Most migrant applicants for a special South Island Contribution Work Visa are in farming, as shown by figures from Immigration NZ.

Published in General News

DairyNZ says proposed new rules on migrant workers will make it harder to employ and retain good staff.

Published in General News

A reprieve for some Filipino dairy workers on dodgy visas has been welcomed by the immigrant community.

Published in General News

It was interesting to read how the Government has made changes to immigration rules to help Queenstown employers recruit much-needed temporary staff.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 07 March 2015 00:00

Too tough!

More calls are fielded by Federated Farmers Southland about tough immigration criteria for migrants than about any other issue, says the region’s president Russell MacPherson.

Published in General News
Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:11

Contractors seek similar deal

Rural Contractors are backing the Government's plans to encourage more New Zealanders into seasonal work; they also support its decision to increase the annual recognised seasonal employer (RSE) cap to a total of 9000 workers.

Published in General News
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