For the Betterment of New Zealand

Support, Adapt, Grow

Our mission is to better enable New Zealand dairy farmers to embrace opportunities for growth through our provision of a holistic service of settlement and life advancement for farm workers migrating to New Zealand.


To ensure recruitment success, we undertake a comprehensive assessment of each dairy farmer’s employment needs to find the right candidate for the role. We then shortlist potential candidates and help with the selection process.


Hiring a working visa holder is made easy with the support of our team of immigration law experts. We look after all Immigration New Zealand requirements for all current migrant workers in New Zealand,  farm workers entering the country and New Zealand dairy farmers recruiting overseas workers. We are equally focused on immigration policy and the long-term plans for retaining staff. We play a constant role in lobbying the Government to ensure immigration policy meets the needs of the agricultural sector. At The Regions, there’s no such thing as the impossible.


At The Regions, our point of difference is the settling in stage of our employment process. We provide ongoing support and pastoral care to help our farmworkers, their families and their employers to acclimatise to their new situation and achieve the best possible outcomes for work and life in New Zealand.


We work with over 700 dairy farmers across New Zealand to provide them with employment solutions, creating stability for their business and growing their local economies.


We have placed more than 1,700 work visa holders in secure employment on New Zealand dairy farms, creating a better life and job security for them and their families.


Our team of 30 highly experienced licensed immigration advisers, key account managers and support staff are here to help guide you through the complexities of immigrating or hiring farm workers.


The Regions is an immigration law expert company that supports New Zealand dairy farm owners and migrants to New Zealand. Established by husband and wife team, Benjamin and Patricia De’Ath, who have six years of experience in the industry, The Regions has placed more than 1500 migrants in secure employment on dairy farms throughout New Zealand.

Today, The Regions has a team of 30 staff, and has placed more than 1,700 work visa holders from the Philippines on over 450 dairy farms across New Zealand, providing a solution to the dairy farm industry’s staff shortages and creating better futures for migrant farm workers and their families in rural New Zealand.


We work with Filipino farm workers and their families who are looking to move to New Zealand for better employment opportunities and a better life. We align them with New Zealand dairy farmers who share their values and can provide job stability as these migrants look to establish a new life. Our focus on the Philippines is deliberate. We have seen over time that the cultural mix and adaptation required on the part of both employer and employee to make their relationship work, is incredibly detailed and specific. Therefore, we have chosen to specialise in this area of recruitment and immigration, rather than a ‘United Nations’ approach.


Press release: Dairy industry immigration experts applaud review of migrant work visa policy

• Immigration Minister’s announcement on changes to migrant work visa policy welcomed by leading dairy industry immigration lawyer, Ben De’Ath
• 7,500 signature petition presented by De’Ath to Parliament earlier this month key to Immigration Minister’s announcement
• De’Ath, managing director of immigration & recruitment firm The Regions, says changes to policy essential for growth of New Zealand’s dairy farming industry

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