tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-88788502920006985282015-09-17T05:47:06.793+08:00New Zealand Immigration GuideLive and Work in New Zealand!Apolnoreply@blogger.comBlogger33125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-20228279628904114642013-11-19T18:43:00.001+08:002013-11-19T18:44:29.375+08:00Cornell Institue of Business and Technology<br />Proactive Immigration Advisers Corp is now officially an Authorized Agent of Cornell Institute of Business and Technology.&nbsp; We can now assist applicants who wish to study in New Zealand!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_Jcd3NAkd5w/UlydisLDuNI/AAAAAAAADw4/ZqOJ_Y4lbNA/s400/cornell+appointment.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Cornell Institue of Business and Technology" border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_Jcd3NAkd5w/UlydisLDuNI/AAAAAAAADw4/ZqOJ_Y4lbNA/s400/cornell+appointment.jpg" title="Cornell Institue of Business and Technology" width="300" />&nbsp;</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.cornell.ac.nz/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cornell Institute of Business and Technology</a> prides itself on providing a quality education for its students. Students can chose from a wide range of courses including English Language, Information Technology, Business, Marketing, Cookery, Culinary and Early Childhood Education and Care courses. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">If you are planning to study in New Zealand, send us email to <b>info@proimmigrationadvisers.com</b></div><span id="fullpost"></span>Apolhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16417354373106067759noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-79957321637891530992012-02-23T00:14:00.000+08:002012-02-23T00:14:04.519+08:00HE Reuben Antony Joannes Levermore - The New Ambassador of New Zealand to the Philippines<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WVCXnjpDU-Y?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br />Here's video from YouTube feautring the Presentation of Credentials of HE Reuben Antony Joannes Levermore, Ambasador-Designate of New Zealand.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />New Zealands Embassy in the Philippines is located at 23rd floor, BPI Buendia Center<br />360 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue Makati City.<br /></span> <!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16417354373106067759noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-42364849554286949772009-11-06T07:32:00.000+08:002009-11-06T07:52:05.751+08:00Family Category: Partner<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />Under the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Family Category</span> of <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">NZ Immigration</a> program, a <span style="font-weight: bold;">partner</span> refers to a husband, wife, defacto or civil union partner of a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.<br /><br />If you have a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident partner and you want to live in New Zealand permanently, your partner may sponsor you provided he/she meets the following requirements.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br /><blockquote><li>be an eligible sponsor and meet NZ character requirements</li><br /><li>complete a Sponsorship Form for Residence in New Zealand (NZIS 1024), declaring the eligibility</li><br /><li>provide evidence immigration status or citizenship</li><br /><li>Must be aged 17 or over</li><br /><li>Police certificate(s) from any country (except for New Zealand) in which the sponsor have lived 12 months or more in the 7 years before the application is made.</li></blockquote><br />For more information about <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/11/family-category.html">Family Category</a> - Partner, <a href="http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/live/partner/">click here</a>.<br /><br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-45157344124280974552009-11-05T08:46:00.000+08:002010-01-03T12:27:21.639+08:00Family Category<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">NZ Immigration program</a> provides a wide range of policies under <span style="font-weight: bold;">family category</span> to facilitate <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/11/family-category-partner.html">partners</a>, dependent children, parents, siblings or adult children of New Zealand citizens or residents to come to live in New Zealand.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />To join your family in <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand</a> permanently, the application process and requirements varies depending in your relationship (Partner, Dependent Child, Parent, Brother, sister or adult child) to a New Zealand citizen and or permanent resident.<br /><br />You may also visit <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand</a> temporarily under the following programs:<br /><blockquote><li>Visit New Zealand under partners of New Zealand residents and/or citizens policy; or culturally-arranged marriage policy; or dependent children of New Zealand residents and/or citizens policy; or parent and grandparent multiple entry visitor's visa policy; or general visitor's policy.</li><br /><li>Work in New Zealand under partners of New Zealand residents and/or citizens policy.</li><br /><li>Study in New Zealand under partners and children of New Zealand residents and/or citizens policy.</li><br /></blockquote><br />For more information NZ Immigration family category, <a href="http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/live/familycategories.htm">click here</a>.<br /><br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-68845322911447937022009-09-06T08:36:00.000+08:002009-09-06T09:01:01.878+08:00Migrant Investment Policy<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Migrant Investment Policy</span>, a <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">NZ Immigration Program</a> Business Category, is a New Zealand residence policy for business people who are looking to reside and invest in <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand</a>.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />The policy is divided into two categories: Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category), and Investor (Investor 2 Category).<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Migrant Investment Policy Requirements</span><br /><br />Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category)<br /><blockquote><li>Maximum age: No requirement</li><br /><li>Business experience: No requirement</li><br /><li>Investment funds: NZ$10 million invested in NZ for three years</li> <br /><li>Settlement funds: No requirement</li><br /><li>Principal applicant's English language: No requirement</li><br /><li>Family member's English language: No requirement</li><br /><li>Minimum time in New Zealand: 73 days in NZ in each of the last two years of the three-year investment period</li></blockquote><br />Investor (Investor 2 Category)<br /><blockquote><li>Maximum age: 65 or younger</li><br /><li>Business experience: Minimum of three years</li><br /><li>Investment funds: NZ$1.5 million invested in NZ for four years</li><br /><li>Settlement funds: NZ$1 million (transfer not required)</li><br /><li>Principal applicant's English language: - an English speaking background, or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test report with an overall band score of three or more, or a competent user of English</li><br /><li>Family member's English language: Same as principal applicant or pre-purchase ESOL tuition</li><br /><li>Minimum time in New Zealand: 146 days in NZ in each of the last three years of the four-year investment period</li></blockquote><br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-39582941932122767852009-08-04T08:10:00.000+08:002009-08-04T08:20:49.645+08:00Entrepreneur Business Migration Category<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />If you have successfully established a business in <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand</a>, and you have been ?self-employed? in New Zealand in that business for at least two years, you may be eligible for residence in New Zealand under the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Entrepreneur<span style="font-weight: bold;"></span></span> Category. This is under the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Business Migration Category</span> of <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">NZ Immigration Program</a>.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Requirements for Entrepreneur Category</span><blockquote><br /><li>Evidence that you have established a business in New Zealand</li><br /><li>Evidence that your business is benefiting New Zealand</li><br /><li>Evidence that your business meets New Zealand employment and immigration law.</li><br /><li>Evidence of English language ability</li></blockquote><br /><a href="http://www.immigration.govt.nz/branch/BMBHome/entrepreneur/Entrepreneur+checklist.htm">Click here</a> for more information and details of the requirements under <span style="font-weight: bold;">Entrepreneur Category</span>.<br /><br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-1752760381973977272009-08-02T18:33:00.000+08:002009-08-02T18:52:15.379+08:00Long Term Business Visa (LTBV)<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Long Term Business Visa (LTBV)</span> is a three-year Work Visa to provide sufficient time to move to <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand</a> and commence your business prior to applying for New Zealand Residence. The aim of this <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">NZ Immigration program</a> category is to attract migrants who have been operating their own business and wish to establish a similar business in New Zealand, thereby contributing to New Zealand's economic development.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />To be eligible for a Long Term Business Visa (LTBV) you will need to show that you have:<br /><blockquote><li> Business experience that is relevant to your proposed business in New Zealand. If you have not previously operated your own business, that does not necessarily mean that we may not be able to approve your application. We may be able to accept work experience at a senior managerial level in a substantial, relevant business.<br /></li><br /><li>Investment funds to provide the capital required for your proposed business, and sufficient funds to support yourself and your family for three years.</li><br /><li>A business plan outlining your proposed business, suppliers, customers, proposed marketing, staff, required assets, financial forecasts, how the business will benefit New Zealand, etc.</li><br /><li>A good understanding of your proposed business and the New Zealand business environment in relation to your proposed business. This should focus particularly on such matters as demand for your proposed goods or services, the size and nature of your target markets, any legislative or other requirements, etc.</li></blockquote><br />You must be able to provide verifiable documents to support the above requirements.<br /><br />More information about Long Term Business Visa (LTBV) is available <a href="http://www.immigration.govt.nz/branch/BMBHome/ltbv/default.htm">here</a>.<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-26599081537749434552009-07-26T09:06:00.000+08:002009-07-26T09:22:13.796+08:00Employee of a Relocating Company<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Employee of a relocating company</span> may also apply for permanent residence under <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">New Zealand (NZ) Immigration Program</a>. Your application for residence must first meet requirements for approval in principle, and you will be invited to apply for a temporary work visa or permit that allows you to come to New Zealand to make the relocation arrangements.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />Application of an employee of a relocating company is relies heavily in your role in the relocating company and the business profile as a whole. <br /><br />You must provide a letter from the CEO of the business that gives the following information:<br /><blockquote><li>the name and location of the business intending to relocate to New Zealand</li><br /><li>why it is relocating, and how it will benefit New Zealand</li><br /><li>a statement confirming that the relocated business will operate within all relevant New Zealand employment and immigration law</li><br /><li>your current role in the business</li><li>your intended role in the relocated business</li><br /><li>why you are considered to be a key staff member</li><br /><li>an explanation of why you are not eligible for residence under any of our other immigration categories.</li><br /></blockquote><br />You will need to supply proof of the business?s current operation. This can include, for example, original or certified copies of:<br /><blockquote><li>the business registration</li><br /><li>company accounts or tax returns and</li><br /><li>any other documents or evidence that show how the business is currently operating.</li><br /></blockquote><br />Click here for the list of requirements and application forms you need to submit as employee of a relocating company</span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-82872342174116108442009-07-25T10:03:00.000+08:002009-07-25T10:19:54.054+08:00Work to Residence<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />Another <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">NZ Immigration program</a> for workers who want to <span style="font-weight:bold;">live and work in New Zealand</span> is the <span style="font-weight:bold;">Work to Residence</span> program. <br /><br />There are a number of requirements that you will need to meet for a Work to Residence visa or permit. These are requirements that all applicants need to meet.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />To enter New Zealand you must:<br /><blockquote><li>be in good health and of good character, and</li><br /><li>have a passport that is valid for at least three months past the date you are to leave New Zealand, and</li><br /><li>be genuine in wanting to work in New Zealand, and</li><br /><li>have the right visa for your visit.</li></blockquote><br />If you are granted a work permit you need to meet certain conditions during your stay:<br /><blockquote><li>the work you do must be in line with the conditions specified in your permit</li><br /><li>you must obey New Zealand?s laws</li><br /><li>you must only stay in New Zealand for the time allowed by your permit.</li><br /></blockquote> <br />If you break any of these conditions we may require you to leave New Zealand immediately.<br /><br />You can be refused a visa or permit if:<br /><blockquote><li>you are a person who is not eligible for a visa or a permit under section 7(1) of the Immigration Act 1987, or</li><br /><li>you are in New Zealand unlawfully when you apply or</li><br /><li>we believe that you are likely to stay in New Zealand unlawfully or</li><br /><li>we believe that you would break the conditions we would apply to the visa or permit granted to you.</li></blockquote><br />Types Work to Residence Policy<br /><blockquote><li><span style="font-weight:bold;">Long Term Skill Shortage List</span> ? for people who have an offer of employment in an occupation on the Long Term Skill Shortage List.</li><br /><li><span style="font-weight:bold;">Talent (Accredited Employers)</span> ? for people who have a job offer from an employer who we have accredited to recruit staff from overseas.</li><br /><li><span style="font-weight:bold;">Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports)</span> ? for people who have recognised talent/ability in the arts, culture or sports.</li></blockquote> <br />Application procedures varies depending on which policy you belong. <a href="http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/worktoresidence/howdoiapply/">Click here</a> to know more about the <span style="font-weight:bold;">Work to Residence</span> program.<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-30836717593256086152009-07-15T21:01:00.000+08:002009-07-15T21:30:00.776+08:00New Zealand (NZ) Earthquake 2009<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">New Zealand</span> was hit with with a major <span style="font-weight: bold;">earthquake today</span> but so far no major damage was reported. <span style="font-weight: bold;">Earthquakes in New Zealand</span> are frequent, I'm not sure though if it's the first major <span style="font-weight: bold;">New Zealand Earthquake</span> for the year <span style="font-weight: bold;">2009</span>.<br /><br />Here are excerpts from a couple of sources about New Zealand Earthquake:<br /><span id="fullpost"><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">New Zealand Earthquake News from</span> <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/15/new.zealand.earthquake/index.html?iref=mpstoryview">CNN</a>:<br /><blockquote>(CNN) -- A major earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand's South Island Wednesday night, rattling residents and prompting a tsunami warning that was later canceled.<br /><br />The 7.8-magnitude quake generated a small, 6-inch tsunami in Jackson Bay, on the west coast of South Island and a 2-inch tsunami reported in the Tasman Sea to the north of the epicenter, according to the the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.<br /></blockquote><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">New Zealand Earthquake News from</span> <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/15/new.zealand.earthquake/index.html?iref=mpstoryview">Inquirer</a>:<br /><blockquote>WELLINGTON?A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the southwest coast of New Zealand on Wednesday, US seismologists said, prompting a brief tsunami warning but no casualties or major damage.<br /><br />The epicenter of the undersea quake was located about 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of the city of Invercargill, on South Island, at a depth of about 35 kilometers, the US Geological Survey reported. It struck at 0922 GMT.</blockquote><br />Here's more information about the New Zealand earthquake today from <a href="http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/quakes/latest.html">www.geonet.org.nz</a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/07/new-zealand-nz-earthquake-2009.html"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 254px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Rk1K7GNnAOk/Sl3ZD_PysUI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/4ObYbtCTIgw/s400/nzquake.jpg" alt="New Zealand (NZ) Earthquake 2009" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5358677794181263682" border="0" /></a><br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-65363149460627877172009-07-08T09:10:00.000+08:002009-07-08T09:18:46.913+08:00Immigrating to New Zealand? Think again.<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />Are you planning to live and work in Zealand? Here's some news you may want to consider first before making the first step.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br /><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1197713/Expats-paradise-lost-New-Zealands-jobs-crisis--just-weeks-named-best-place-make-fresh-start.html">Expats' paradise lost in New Zealand's jobs crisis</a><br /><blockquote><br />Only a few weeks ago, New Zealand was identified as the best place for British expats to make a fresh start.<br /><br />It didn't take long for the accolade to wear thin.<br /><br />The dreams of hundreds who left for a better life on the other side of the world are now turning into nightmares.<br /><br />The expats face losing their jobs and being kicked out of the country because of the credit crunch and what is said to be a major shift in policy by the New Zealand government.</blockquote><br /><a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch/368080">Filipinos miss out on jobs as NZ nurses</a><br /><blockquote><br />Trained Filipino nurses are paying thousands of dollars to colleges and recruitment agencies in the hope of well-paid jobs in Christchurch public hospitals, only to become trapped in low-paid care work.<br /><br />However, the colleges insist they are helping foreign-trained nurses get registered in New Zealand, with English-language skills a major stumbling block.</blockquote><br /><a href="http://www.gmanews.tv/story/143023/Filipino-nurses-bewail-New-Zealands-new-hiring-rules">Filipino nurses bewail New Zealand?s new hiring rules</a><br /><blockquote>MANILA, Philippines - Because of New Zealand?s new rules for hiring overseas-trained nurses, former Filipino dentist Ruby Lat is now stuck as a health care assistant at a hospital, earning 16 NZ dollars or more than P440 an hour despite being a nurse who could be earning NZ$25 or almost P700 an hour.</blockquote><br />Please don't get me wrong here. This is not to discourage you in filing your application. Immigrating to another country is a major decision and you must do it only for the right reason.<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-61799413100268888292009-07-06T07:35:00.000+08:002009-07-06T07:53:09.504+08:00Illegal Recruiter Faces Charges in Manila<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />Florida Brown, of <span style="font-weight: bold;">DSB International Travel Consultant Management Services</span>, is facing charges of large-scale <span style="font-weight: bold;">illegal recruitment</span> and seven counts of estafa (fraud) in the Manila Regional Trial Court.<br /><span id="fullpost"><blockquote><br />The charges stemmed from a complaint filed by Ariel Bautista, Amadeo Pama, Howard Hernandez, Rosalie Cortas, June Matibag, Rose Marie Ursua, and Arnel Salvador.<br /><br />The complainants alleged that sometime between July and August 2007, Brown enticed them with jobs in New Zealand as fruit pickers.<br /><br />The suspect demanded P125,000 from each of them as processing and placement fees, the complainants said, adding that the suspect received a total of P320,000 from them.[<a href="http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20090706-214065/N-Zealand-recruiter-faces-raps-in-Manila">Source</a>]</blockquote><br />To avoid being victimized by <span style="font-weight: bold;">illegal recruiters</span>, always check with <a href="http://www.gatewaytocanada.com/2008/01/poea-not-recruiting-ofws-for-canada.html">POEA</a> if the recruiter is registered and with good standing. <br /><br />Fruit picking in <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand</a> is more of a seasonal job and not necessarily a <a href="http://high-demand-list.blogspot.com/">high demand occupations</a>.<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-17824161382568128122009-07-01T06:58:00.000+08:002009-07-01T07:04:23.716+08:00Air New Zealand Staff Have Nothing to Hide<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />AIR New Zealand cabin crew have stripped off for a raunchy new advertisement where they carry out their duties wearing nothing more than body paint.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br /><center><br /><object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/elD38pJX7iE&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/elD38pJX7iE&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object><br /></center><br /><br />The advertisement was created to promote the airline?s fares, which "have nothing to hide" - there are no extra fees for things like in-flight drinks or checking in. It is designed to differentiate Air New Zealand from their competitors. [<a href="http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,28318,25472946-5014090,00.html">Source</a>]<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-11968622987225874872009-05-23T17:16:00.000+08:002009-05-27T16:53:23.123+08:00Greater Unpasteurized Cheese Choice for the Kiwis<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />Cheese lovers will love this news. Locally-made <span style="font-weight: bold;">unpasteurized milk cheeses</span> may soon be available in New Zealand under new rules proposed by the <span style="font-weight: bold;">New Zealand (NZ) Food Safety Authority (NZFSA)</span>.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br /><blockquote>NZFSA?s technical standards and systems assistant director Scott Crerar says under current food regulations, only a small range of unpasteurised milk products are imported and sold. The proposed rules released today for discussion would allow the production, sale, export and import of unpasteurised milk products that have an acceptable bacterial safety level.<br /><br />?Many local manufacturers support the plan to address inconsistencies in the law that allow some raw milk cheeses made overseas to be imported whilst domestic manufacturers may not make their own equivalent products,? Scott says. ?There is also support for the system from consumers who relish the thought of being able to enjoy a wider range of these products.?<br /><br />Some unpasteurised milk products are higher risk foods than pasteurised products because they have not undergone heat treatment to kill harmful bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli, which can cause foodborne illness.<br /><br />The proposed framework recognises some unpasteurised milk products can be produced so they pose a low food safety risk to the general population. However, vulnerable consumers ? such as babies and toddlers under three, the frail elderly, expectant mothers and people with weakened immune systems ? need to avoid eating them. The proposals include strategies to manage risks for vulnerable consumers by making them aware unpasteurised milk products can pose a higher risk than traditional pasteurised products.[<a href="http://www.nzfsa.govt.nz/publications/media-releases/2009/2009-05-21-unpasteurised-milk-products.htm">Source</a>]</blockquote>There are those who say, however, that <span style="font-weight: bold;">unpasteurized cheese</span> is not safe. <br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-19695054777470061732009-05-08T17:58:00.000+08:002009-05-08T18:08:43.566+08:00New Zealand Nursing Council<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">New Zealand Nursing Council</span> governs nursing practice in <span style="font-weight:bold;">New Zealand</span>. The Council sets and monitors standards in the interests of the public and the profession. The Council's primary concern is public safety. <br /><span id="fullpost"><br />Nurses from other countries may apply for registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council provided that applicants must supply evidence of nursing practice hours for the past three years while registered as a nurse. This must be in written format and verified by their employers. This does not apply to new graduates who have trained within the last year. All other applicants will be assessed on an individual basis.<br /><br />Information on how to apply for registration may be downloaded here. For more information about <span style="font-weight:bold;">New Zealand Nursing council</span>, visit <a href="http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz">www.nursingcouncil.org.nz</a>.<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-53595485136787306582009-05-08T17:40:00.000+08:002009-05-08T18:09:21.592+08:00Filipino nurses still welcome to work in New Zealand (NZ)<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />Apparently, <span style="font-weight:bold;">Filipino nurses</span> are still welcome to work in <span style="font-weight:bold;">New Zealand</span> albeit previous media reports that <span style="font-weight:bold;">NZ</span> is questioning the competence of Filipino nurses.<br /><blockquote><span id="fullpost"><br />MANILA, Philippines?Filipino nurses are still welcome in New Zealand, executives of the <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/05/new-zealand-nursing-council.html">New Zealand Nursing Council</a> told the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing.<br /><br />The DFA, which met with the Council?s chief executive Carolyn Reed and registration manager Andrea McCance, on Thursday said the assurance was made following some media reports that New Zealand is questioning the competence of Filipino nurses.<br /><br />In a statement, the DFA said the executives also expressed regret about the report, which Reed said were based on remarks made by those not connected with either the Council or the <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand</a> government.[<a href="http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/news/view/20090507-203662/Filipino-nurses-still-welcome-to-work-in-NZ">Source</a>]</blockquote><br />Filipinos comprise the second largest number of foreign nurses in <span style="font-weight:bold;">New Zealand</span>, with about 200 nurses registered every year.<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-2666295665625631512009-05-02T17:20:00.000+08:002009-05-02T17:29:13.010+08:00New Zealand's suspected swine flu cases rise<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />New Zealand is one the first few countries suspected of having swine flu cases. And in just a short period, the number of suspected swine flu cases had dramatically risen up.<br /><span id="fullpost"><blockquote><br />The number of suspected cases of swine flu in New Zealand rose to 136 on Friday, the government said.<br /><br />The figure was up 25 from the previous day, while the three confirmed and 13 probable cases of the potentially deadly virus were unchanged from Thursday, Health Minister Tony Ryall told a press conference. [<a href="http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/world/05/01/09/new-zealands-suspected-swine-flu-cases-rise">Source</a>]</blockquote><br />Swine flu was reported to have originated from Mexico. There are also cases of <a href="http://www.gatewaytocanada.com/2009/04/swine-flu.html">swine flu in Canada</a> and the U.S.<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-78409188181331350382009-03-31T11:20:00.000+08:002009-03-31T11:24:26.733+08:00Christchurch, New Zealand<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Christchurch</span> is the largest city in the South Island of <span style="font-weight:bold;">New Zealand</span>, and the country's second-largest urban area. Because an average of one in eight acres of the city is devoted to parks, public gardens and other recreation areas, the city earned the nickname Garden City.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />Christchurch is also the gateway to the Antartic. It has the base facilities that serves as jump-off point for antartic explorations and programmes. It also have a museum and visitor center where arctic activites are exhibited.<br /><br />Aside from its gardens and parks, <span style="font-weight:bold;">Christchurch</span> also offers a large collection of Gothic architecture within the city and provides a continuous stream of events and festivals.<br /><br />The economic core of Christchurch has always been the agricultural industry because of its rich agricultural environs. From its traditional agribusinesses, it has diversified into the wine and horticulture industries. It has become the country's second most important industrial center since technology-based industries sprung up in the last decades or so.<br /><br />Migrants and visitors in the region are taken cared of by the <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">New Zealand (NZ)Immigration</a> branch in Christchurch. The branch is responsible visitor permits, work permits, returning visas in and around the South Island and have a dedicated team for skilled migrants applications.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.asianz.org.nz/our-work/arts-community/community-online/philippine-society-canterbury-incorporated">Philippine Society of Canterbury</a>, Inc. is the Filipino community organization in Christchurch. Its primary aim is to promote the welfare and well-being of Filipinos residing in New Zealand.<br /><br />For more information about <span style="font-weight:bold;">Christchurch, New Zealand</span>, <a href="http://www.christchurch.nz.com/">click here</a>.<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-58676855466180043872009-03-31T08:11:00.000+08:002009-03-31T11:25:13.727+08:00Tougher NZ immigration rules may spell disaster<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />Hoteliers are not happy the way the Labour Department's approach to temporary visas.Tougher immigration rules could spell disaster for Queenstown, which relies heavily on workers on temporary visas, Queenstown Hoteliers said.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br /><blockquote>Hotel council chairwoman Jennie Langley said the department had, in just the past few days, investigated the suspension of temporary visas to protect New Zealand jobs.<br /><br />A survey, presented to the Labour Department in February, showed that of the 2100 worker in Queenstown hotels and adventure activities, 900 were on temporary visas, Ms Langley said.<br /><br />"That is a big issue for us, both in Queenstown and nationally," she said.<br /><br />Tourism Industry Association chief executive Tim Cossar said political momentum was moving towards more visa restrictions to protect New Zealand jobs, which was not good news for the tourism or Queenstown.<br /><br />"There is some degree of naivete that people are just going to move anywhere to get a job. We are already hearing about serious skill shortage in all areas," Mr Crossar said.<br /></blockquote><br /><br />Read the full article <a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2302923/Tougher-immigration-rules-may-spell-disaster">here</a>.<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-22269120110996434602009-03-30T23:45:00.000+08:002009-03-30T23:56:25.265+08:00Wellington, New Zealand<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Wellington</span> is the capital city and chief commercial center of New Zealand. The Wellington Urban Area is the country's third most populous urban area. Being the southernmost capital in the world and lies in one of the finest harbours in the world, it is fittingly called the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Harbour Capital</span>.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />Life in Wellington centers on its Central Business District (CBD). It employs around 62, 000 people receiving median income well above the average in New Zealand. Cultural and night life venues are concentrated on the CBD as well. The largest entertainment destination of the country can be found at the inner city suburb of Te Aro.<br /><br />Understandably, the <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">New Zealand (NZ) immgration</a> branch in Wellington is also situated on CBD. This branch have been serving migrants for over 30 years and presently averaging 70 temporary visa/permit application per day.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Welington</span> is not just the political center of <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand</a>, it is a also the center of the country's film and theatre industry. Creative professionals like Lord of the Rings maker Peter Jackson have transformed the eastern suburb of Miramar into one of the world's most acclaimed film-making infrastructures. The city also supports the arts and boasts of a wide array of architectural styles.<br /><br />For newly arrived Filipino immigrants and visitors to New Zealand, the <a href="http://www.nz-philsociety.wellington.net.nz/index.htm">New Zealand Philippine Society</a> provides a support base to help to assimilate quickly or enjoy their short visit. The community's primary goal is to promote social contact, mutual helpfulness, and recreation between persons of Filipino descent, their spouses and families.<br /><br />For more information about <span style="font-weight: bold;">Wellington</span>, visit <a href="http://www.wellingtonnz.com/">Wellington Official Website</a><br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-43828218167713842552009-03-28T23:05:00.000+08:002009-03-28T23:14:00.319+08:00Hamilton New Zealand<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Hamilton</span> is the center of New Zealand's fourth largest urban area, and <span style="font-weight:bold;">Hamilton City</span> is the country's seventh largest territorial authority.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">NZ Immigration</a> has its own branch in Hamilton, serving new migrants find employment opportunities and accommodating applications for residency. The region's continued strong economic growth provides an ever-increasing job market and makes Hamilton an ideal location for migration.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />Situated at <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand's</a> richest and most fertile agricultural land, Hamilton is initially known as an agricultural service center. Education and research primarily from its Ruakura center has been responsible for the country's innovations in agriculture. From its rural service center origins, Hamilton is aspiring to be the "city of the future" and steadily becoming its nickname aided by the growth of its economy that diversified into manufacturing, retail and health services sector.<br /><br />Hamilton Gardens is the region's most popular tourist attraction and its summer festival is among the much anticipated events in the region's events and sporting caledar. Hamilton also has the second-largest collection of caf├ęs in the country next only to <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/auckland-new-zealand.html">Auckland</a>.<br /><br />Filipinos based in and about <span style="font-weight:bold;">Hamilton</span> formed the social and cultural non-profit organisation called <a href="http://wfa_online.tripod.com/index.html">Waikato Filipino Association</a> to preserve and promote Filipino ideals, values, culture and tradition.<br /><br />For more information about Hamilton City, visit <a href="http://www.hamiltoncity.co.nz/">www.hamiltoncity.co.nz</a><br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-70754363993157684202009-03-27T15:21:00.000+08:002009-03-28T23:05:47.108+08:00Auckland New Zealand<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">The Auckland Metropolitan Area</span> is the largest and most populous urban area in <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand</a>. This urban area is on the North Island and is made up of <span style="font-weight: bold;">Auckland City</span>, North Shore City and other urban parts of smaller cities.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />Hundreds of yachts lining up its harbours led Auckland being named as the "City of Sails'. The iconic symbol of Auckland is the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Harbour Bridge</span>, connecting Auckland and North Shore. Visible throughout the city, the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Rangitoto volcano</span>, meanwhile, is its most iconic natural feature.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Auckland</span> is home to almost one-third of New Zealand's population and has the largest Polynesian population in the world. Despite of this fact, Auckland is expecting to increase its population naturally and through immigration.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">New Zealand (NZ) immigration</a> in the last decades is heavily concentrated in Auckland because of the area's job market. Auckland city has become a cosmopolitan city because of the presence of various ethnic groups from all over the world including Asians and Filipinos.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Auckland</span> provides a mild climate and numerous employment and educational opportunities to citizens and immigrants alike. It was cited as 5th among 218 major cities of the world in terms of quality life.<br /><br />Filipino communities in <span style="font-weight: bold;">Auckland</span> have banded together under one umbrella organization to participate in Auckland-wide undertakings. It was named <span style="font-weight:bold;">Council of Auckland Philippine Organisations, Inc. (CAPO)</span> and was incorporated in 2002.<br /><br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-91794782069210268572009-03-27T15:17:00.000+08:002009-08-02T18:54:28.801+08:00A glimpse of New Zealand and its Immigration Policy<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">New Zealand</span> is an island nation lying in South Western Pacific made up of two main islands and a number of smaller islands. It's two main islands - the North Island and South Island - are separated by the 20 mile wide Cook Strait. It also includes the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and the Ross Dependency.<br /><span id="fullpost"> <br />Named Aotearoa by its indigenous Maori, <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/glimpse-of-new-zealand-and-its.html">New Zealand</a> is considered the youngest country in the world because it was the last landmass to be discovered and populated only a thousand years ago.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">New Zealand</span> has a modern and developed economy which affords its generally satisfied citizens a high standard of living. With its population growing relatively low annually, its government adopted an open <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">New Zealand (NZ) immigration</a> policy.<br /><br />Close to three-fourths of New Zealand's population are concentrated into 16 main urban areas. A great part of which resides in its four largest cities namely; <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/auckland-new-zealand.html">Auckland</a>, <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/hamilton-new-zealand.html">Hamilton</a>, <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/wellington-new-zealand.html">Wellington</a> and <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2009/03/christchurch-new-zealand.html">Christchurch</a>.<br /><br />Immigration mainly takes place in these urban areas where there is low crime rate, low pollution and city amenities are at par with big international cities.Immigrants in the past are largely from Great Britain and The Netherlands but recently have been surpassed by Asians including Filipinos.<br /></span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-91699384223956879942009-03-23T18:38:00.000+08:002009-03-23T18:50:50.377+08:00NZ Government Job Vacancies<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />If you are planning to work in NZ State Sector, there is an easy way to check NZ Government Job Vacancies. The list of vacancies currently advertised on New Zealand Government Jobs Online is available here for downloading!<br /><span id="fullpost"><br />You may download the full content of the vacancies currently advertised on New Zealand Government Jobs Online <a href="http://www.jobs.govt.nz/vacancies/downloadvacancies.aspx">here</a>.<br /><br />On the other hand, if you are looking for a job offer to help you on your <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">NZ Immigration</a> plan, this <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-jobs-portal.html">NZ Jobs Portal</a> could be of big help.</span>Apolnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8878850292000698528.post-40703507388630487272009-03-23T15:47:00.000+08:002009-03-23T18:36:20.681+08:00Contact Center in India<!-- google_ad_section_start --><br />All general e-mail and telephone queries made by applicants for <a href="http://www.newzealandimmigrationguide.com/2008/09/new-zealand-immigration-program.html">NZ Immigratio</a>n from India (New Delhi branch) will now be handled by the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Contact Centre</span> which was recently established. The contact center will be managed by <a href="http://www.ttsvisas.com/">TT Services</a>.<br /><span id="fullpost"><br /><blockquote>We are making this change to ensure continued delivery against our service standards and to extend the hours for telephone enquiries which are currently only from 9.00am to 12.00 noon. In an effort to continue to provide superior and timely service to all our customers, all queries for Immigration New Zealand, New Delhi Branch will be managed by a Contact Centre in the same way Immigration New Zealand calls are managed by a Contact Centre within New Zealand.[<a href="http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/general/generalinformation/news/contactcntr.htm">immigration.govt.nz</a>]</blockquote><br />Immigration New Zealand New Delhi Branch still prefers email as mode of communication.<br /><br />Contact details for the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Contact Center</span> are as follows:<br /><br />E-mail: General queries can be sent to nzisnewdelhi@dol.govt.nz<br />Student visa queries: NZISNDStudent@dol.govt.nz<br />Student fee receipts: gurpreet.chhatwal@dol.govt.nz<br />Telephone: +91 11 4259 6300 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 3.00pm</span><br /><!-- google_ad_section_end -->Apolnoreply@blogger.com0