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New border Exceptions for international students

An extra step towards a progressive reopening of New Zealand borders, 1000 students to be allowed back into the country to complete their studies MORE ON RNZ MORE ON EDUCATION.GOVT.NZ 1,000 international students to be allowed into the country from March 2021 As the education sector, a $5 billion industry for New Zealand, is suffering from the restrictions imposed on foreign nationals entering the country, the government has announced it will allow 1,000 foreign students to enter from April. This …

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Positive changes for onshore migrants

Update 21 December 2020 Immigration New Zealand has decided to further extend certain work visas automatically, well into 2021. This is to continue supporting New Zealand businesses and make the best use of the skilled workforce that is onshore already, as the New Zealand economy is “bouncing back better than expected” “Our economy is bouncing back better than expected and we are seeing labour shortages across many industries” (Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi) More information (Beehive) What are the changes? The …

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Suspension of Temporary visas extended

Update 18 December 2020 Immigration New Zealand suspended the ability for overseas applicants to apply for certain temporary visas on 10 August 2020. This suspension is being extended to May 2021. The decision is reviewed monthly.  If you submitted a temporary visa application from offshore before the suspension and it has not been processed yet, it will remain paused until the suspension is lifted. Despite the current restrictions, it remains possible to travel to New Zealand under certain conditions and …

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End of week round up from New Zealand Shores, 11 December 2020

Let’s keep you all up to date on what has been happening and what the current status is at the New Zealand border. General update ENZ recognition Online study options for 2021 Team wrap-up for 2020 General Update It has been a hot week and there is a feeling of Christmas at the beach in the air… We are working hard to finalise pending applications before the holiday and INZ annual closure. We currently have 55 cases of Covid in …

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Start your 2021 New Zealand studies online

Many New Zealand education providers have adapted their programmes to online study to allow you to commence from offshore Start online… complete in New Zealand The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed on New Zealand borders have jeopardised the study plans of many prospective migrants and students. Several education providers (Universities, ITPs, PTEs) have adapted their offers to allow for their qualifications to be taken online, in part or in full. Here is a small selection which is non exhaustive, …

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New Zealand Shores renews ENZ Recognised Agency status

We have been a recognised Education New Zealand agency since 2019. This approval recognises the quality service and assistance our agency provides to those who want to study in New Zealand and the contribution we make to a positive student experience. EXPLORE STUDY OPTIONS A positive student experience We are proud of the achievement and renewed trust placed in our services and we are looking forward to continuing helping prospective students achieve their goals in New Zealand and benefit from …

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End of week round up from New Zealand Shores, 4 December 2020

Let’s keep you all up to date on what has been happening and what the current status is at the New Zealand border. General update Approved classes of workers Occupations in short supply in Queenstown area New Zealand carbon-neutral by 2025 COVID vaccine Cook Island travel bubble General Update The 1st of December means the first day of summer for New Zealand and we are certainly looking forward to some warmer weather. We currently have 70 cases of Covid in …

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New border exemption for 2,000 fruit pickers

The Government announced on 27 November an update to the Restricted Temporary Entry immigration instructions for Border Exemptions Supporting the horticulture industry The announcement stated that from January 2021, up to 2,000 experienced seasonal workers from the Pacific will be able to come to New Zealand to work. This decision means to address chronic shortages in the viticulture and horticulture industries. But it comes with a catch: employers will have to pay the workers a living wage of $22.10 an …

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Update to occupations on the Queenstown undersupply list

Updates to Queenstown’s lists of occupations in short supply Immigration New Zealand uses Ministry of Social Development (MSD) undersupply and oversupply lists to determine if New Zealanders are available to fill certain roles in some regions. This verification is referred to as a labour market test, and is meant under the Essential Skills Work visa category to ensure that no New Zealanders are available to fill the role, before a foreign national can be offered the position and apply for …

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End of week round up from New Zealand Shores, 27 November 2020

Let’s keep you all up to date on what has been happening and what the current status is at the New Zealand border. General update Health worker deadline extended Australian citizens with NZ partners Exemptions for fruit pickers Managed isolation Christmas office hours General Update New Zealand remains at Level 1, with 60 active cases of Covid-19. There is no major community outbreak evident in the country. Critical health worker entry deadline extended New Zealand’s border restrictions remain in place …

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