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Immigration fees and levies changes

Immigration New Zealand’s changes on immigration fees and levies took effect last Monday, 5 November 2018.

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Supporting the South: our Community 500 initiative

At The Regions, our holistic approach to recruitment and immigration is unique. What makes us different? We believe it’s the ongoing support and pastoral care we provide to our clients, both migrant farmworkers and dairy farmers.

Our team don’t just match the right farmworker with the right dairy farmer – although we do that too! We want to make sure the whole community benefits from our agricultural employment solutions, which is why we have key account managers placed in each of the regions we operate, to provide the ongoing support to both employer and employee.

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Who are you hiring?

Dairy farmers – let’s work together to ensure your staff are valued for the skills they bring to the job. Using the right job title for the position you’re hiring is another way we can take a stand against the stand down.

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Taking a stand for the betterment of New Zealand

We’re currently hosting a series of Immigration Seminars around the country with the purpose of taking a stand against a New Zealand Immigration policy that could have dire consequences for our country’s dairy farming sector.

What exactly are we taking a stand against? It’s a proposed policy change known as the stand down, which would see low skilled work visa holders stood down after three consecutive years on a one-year work visa.

But we want our stand to make waves, so that’s why we have set up an online petition and identified three key points we want the Immigration Minister, the Hon. Iain Lees-Galloway to respond to.

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Immigration Seminars 2018

Click here to SIGN THE PETITION

We need your help.

As we all know, current immigration policies do not come close to meeting the needs of the agriculture industry, or the communities that surround and support our dairy farms.

So we’ve decided it’s time to take a stand – and would like for you to stand with us.

At our upcoming series of Immigration Seminars we are holding around the country we have drafted a petition, Stand against the stand down, which seeks to have proposed stand down periods for “low skilled” workers cancelled.

 

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Don’t despair a declined work visa

Changes to New Zealand’s immigration policy now provides work visa holders with a 21-day grace period should their visa application be declined.

The process of securing a work visa requires a lot of blood, sweat and paperwork, from all parties involved – the visa applicant, the employer and the immigration lawyer. But when the work visa is issued sheer elation is experienced by all. The hard work has paid off!

But that feeling of elation can also turn to one of despair if a subsequent visa application is declined.

Fortunately, the New Zealand Government has made some changes to the policies surrounding declined visas. Ben De’Ath, managing director of The Regions, looks at what these changes mean to work visa holders.

 

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The Regions at Fieldays 2018

Our services transform lives, farms and communities for the better. For people coming to New Zealand it’s an opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families. For dairy farm owners, it’s an opportunity to create stability for their business. For communities, it’s an opportunity to grow local economies.

 

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