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.


Employment security and job advancement are some of the many benefits the New Zealand dairy industry offers migrant farmworkers. At The Regions, we place hardworking and reliable farmworkers on New Zealand dairy farmers, helping to fill the labour shortage gap.


Our experienced immigration law experts can make the immigration process hassle-free. Whether you’re migrating to New Zealand for work or hiring an overseas farmworker, we know the system and can guide you through it to ensure a better outcome.


We provide a holistic recruitment and immigration service to support migrant farmworkers settle in New Zealand. Our team understands different cultures and can advise New Zealand dairy farmers on how best to help new migrants settle into their rural community.


We work with over 450 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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