IMMIGRATION BLOG

Iain MacLeod

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Work Visa Nightmares

‘New Zealand has taken another significant step forward in our Reconnecting plan today, as work...
July 22, 2022
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A Question for the new minister

A few days ago the National Party spokesperson on Immigration, Erica Stanford, asked me if...
July 8, 2022
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Skilled Migrants Points Systems on it’s way

The new points based system for skilled migrants has been announced. Indirectly. Well, sort of....
June 24, 2022
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It’s raining jobs in NZ and AUS

It’s raining jobs in New Zealand. It’s pouring jobs in Australia. Recruiters are saying they...
June 16, 2022
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How long is a piece of string, really?

For those of you in the age demographic closer to my own you may remember...
May 27, 2022
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NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa – Part 2

Two weeks ago I wrote a piece on what we know about the New Zealand...
May 13, 2022
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Accredited Employer Work Visas

In four weeks time any employer that wishes to employ migrants will be required to...
April 29, 2022
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Who’d be a politician?

Who would be a politician? For some reason there is plenty who would. It is...
April 15, 2022
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Tap on Tap off

It’s easy to turn the migrant tap off. However, when you want/need/are begging for the...
April 1, 2022
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Coming Home to New Zealand

Good things come to those who wait. So counselled my dearly departed mum. Well, we...
March 18, 2022
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Other Critical Worker Announcement

As pressure mounts on the NZ Government to allow more skilled workers to cross the...
March 14, 2022
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When Opportunity Knocks

The Southern Man takes a break this week as he packs his suitcases (and hopefully...
March 4, 2022
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Work Visa Changes For NZ

It is really interesting that my predictions of New Zealand moving to a more micromanaged...
February 18, 2022
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NZ Border Reopening Plan – The Fish Hooks

The New Zealand border is, in a staggered way, opening up between now and October....
February 4, 2022
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The Accidental Migrant – Me

In some respects, life is like trying to swim in a fast flowing river. There’s...
January 21, 2022
Iain MacLeod