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Migrant workforce key in the new NZ

Posted by jaypee 433 days ago New Zealand
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New Zealanders who die or leave the country permanently are being replaced by citizens of other nations, as immigration changes the face of New Zealand's society and workforce.

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Praise for Immigration's role in fast-tracking repairs

Posted by jaypee 436 days ago New Zealand
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One month on from the wind event that destroyed close to 800 irrigators, fast-tracking of Visas for overseas specialists is boosting efforts to get the irrigation season underway. However, IrrigationNZ says delayed irrigation is a real concern and the economic consequences could rival last year’s drought.

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New work rights for foreign students

Posted by jaypee 436 days ago New Zealand
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Low-quality education providers will face the axe and universities and schools considered "high quality" will enjoy privileges, including the ability to offer prioritised visa processing to students.

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Government to review licensing of immigration advisers

Posted by jaypee 440 days ago New Zealand
http://www.radionz.co.nz —

The Government is to review next year the licensing of immigration advisers, amid criticism the law is failing to adequately punish and deter the serial abuse of clients.


The criticism comes after two licensed advisers were struck off for systematically taking money from Tongan clients for help they never Read More

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New Zealand has benefited from temporary migration

Posted by jaypee 443 days ago New Zealand
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A new report commissioned by New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has found that temporary immigration has had, overall, a positive effect on employment and wages for native New Zealand workers.

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Bosses face tough penalties under New Zealand plans to protect migrant workers - People's Daily Online

Posted by jaypee 444 days ago New Zealand
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The New Zealand government on Thursday moved to crack down on the exploitation of migrant workers, introducing a proposed law that could see employers jailed for up to seven years and fined up to 100,000 NZ dollars ( 83,022 U.S. dollars) for poorly treating workers.

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Bill introduced to tackle migrant exploitation

Posted by jaypee 444 days ago New Zealand
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Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today introduced a new Bill to Parliament that will crack down on employers who exploit migrant workers.

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Immigrants have equal rights at Annies

Posted by jaypee 445 days ago New Zealand
http://www.stuff.co.nz —

The union representative for redundant workers at Annies fruit bar factory in Grovetown has reported resentment from some Kiwis who lost jobs ahead of overseas workers on temporary visas.

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