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Field Days fever hits The Regions team

What a month March was. With Field Days events taking place from the north to the south, The Regions team was there to get in on the action.

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Recruitment news from The Regions

Here at The Regions we enjoy working with our clients to provide recruitment solutions for their farms, so we thought it was about time for a recruitment round up.

The first quarter of 2019 has set the scene for an exciting year ahead. February and March were extremely busy months for our team, reflecting the need for our recruitment and immigration services within New Zealand’s agricultural sector.

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Opening the door on policy change

At The Regions we have opened the door on policy change and submitted our summary as part of the open public and stakeholder consultation process against the proposed stand down policy. You have until Monday 18 March to do the same!  NZ Residence being accessible, Stand down to be repealed, 36 month visas more accessible and family reunification a reality!

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Taking a stand: how to make your submission

In response to our Stand Against the Stand Down petition last year, which was presented to Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway with more than 7,400 signatures on it, an open public and stakeholder consultation process against the proposed stand down policy was announced.

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It’s time to better recognise the skills of migrants

With the news that New Zealand has experienced a drop in highly-skilled migrant numbers, the solution is an end to misguided immigration policies and better recognition of the skills these migrants bring.

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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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BREAKING NEWS: Stand down policy set to change after public consultation

Immigration Minister, Iain Lees-Galloway has announced he will open the stand down policy for public and stakeholder consultation, after public pressure and a petition led by The Regions.


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