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Our team at Choose New Zealand wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – whether you are celebrating the arrival of 2022 in New Zealand or overseas. Let's be hopeful for a much better 2022.
Our office will be closed from 23rd December 2021 and re-opened on Monday, 10th January 2022.Read more>
Nearly 20 months after New Zealand closed its borders to non-residents, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. On Wednesday, New Zealand COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced that New Zealand will open its borders in steps in 2022. The first two steps only apply to fully vaccinated New Zealand citizens and resident visa holders.Read more>
The New Zealand government has approved a further extension of the border class exception for 1,000 international students, which will allow more students and their families to return from the middle of 2022. These 1,000 students will be the third cohort of international students allowed to return, following the 250 and first 1,000 student cohorts since last year. It will include 400 pilot trainees, 300 students at degree level and above, and 300 students at the sub-degree level.Read more>
On 30 September 2021, the Government announced a new one-off residence visa pathway for some temporary work visa holders currently in New Zealand. Some people arriving in New Zealand between 30 September 2021 and 31 July 2022 on long-term visas may also be eligible for this new visa.Read more>
You might think that a drink driving conviction will never happen to you, but everyone caught for drink driving felt the same way until it did happen. If you’re someone who drinks alcohol occasionally and drives a car, it’s always useful to know your rights and legal liability, just in case the worst happens. If deportation is a subject that interests you, this article has plenty to say on that as well.Read more>
A question that seems to be on everyone’s lips: When will Expression of Interest selections restart for the Skilled Migrant Category?Read more>
The International Education Forum 2021 is startingRead more>