IMMIGRATION BLOG

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Part 2: A (kind of) Fairytale

(Dear Reader, if you haven’t read Part I of ‘A (kind of) fairytale’ please do....
December 11, 2020
Iain MacLeod
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Exemption Lottery

The craziness of the ‘critical worker’ border exemption lottery continues.  To get one the primary...
November 29, 2020
Iain MacLeod
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A Good News Bad News Story

I am not sure if this is the good news or bad news story. It...
October 16, 2020
Iain MacLeod
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A Shot In The Arm

If we ever needed reminding that 2020 was a strange year last night we saw...
October 8, 2020
Myer Lipschitz
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Immigration Policies for NZ’s Election

A month out from possibly the most important election in decades I decided to have...
September 11, 2020
Iain MacLeod
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NZ Abandons Covid Elimination Strategy

The battle lines seemingly are now drawn. The national economy or the health of the...
September 4, 2020
Iain MacLeod
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Trust Me, I Am A Bureaucrat

New Zealand and Australia long ago socialised education, healthcare and social security. I’ve always believed...
August 21, 2020
Iain MacLeod
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Community Coronavirus Returns

I guess it couldn’t last, as much as we all had planned and hoped it...
August 14, 2020
Iain MacLeod
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INZ’s Plan For Working At Level 3

INZ’s plan for working at Level 3….                ...
May 1, 2020
Iain MacLeod
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One Rule For Me And One Rule For You

I like to think I am old and wise enough to see both sides, or...
December 6, 2019
Iain MacLeod
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State Sponsorship Chess – Mate

We always explain to clients when we meet them that the eligibility we describe in...
November 12, 2019
Myer Lipschitz
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I Want My Mum

With the announcement that the parent category in New Zealand is to be operational in...
October 10, 2019
Myer Lipschitz
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WANTED: Migrants With The Health Of Olympians

In these days of work visas for main applicants (and student and temporary visas for...
May 17, 2019
Iain MacLeod
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Government Playing Marketer And Gatekeeper – An Unholy Mix

D.A.M.A. – the hottest four letters in Australian immigration circles this month. It stands for...
January 18, 2019
Iain MacLeod
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Skilled Employment And ANZSCO

Part of the mystery to applicants is how immigration officers decide if the job they...
September 28, 2018
Iain MacLeod