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25 Jun 08

New Zealand visa holders moving out of Auckland

Immigration may be causing the population of New Zealand to rise, but more people in the country are choosing to migrate south, away from Auckland. Many people, including New Zealand visa holders, are choosing to leave the city for other parts of the country.
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25 Jun 08

Kaikohe banking on Bay of Islands to bring in the tourism dollars

The Bay of Islands, a global icon for travellers, is becoming part of the solution to reinvent tourism in Kaikohe in the Northland of New Zealand. Strategic proposals could distribute the 1.7 million overnight visitors to the region every year more fairly, reports the Northern News.
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25 Jun 08

Freedom of Information shake-up for Department of Immigration

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has introduced fundamental changes to its Freedom of Information (FOI) processes to clear out the backlog of information requests and create a more streamlined management model.
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24 Jun 08

Engineering industry needs more Australian visa holders

The engineering industry needs more Australian visa holders to be able to grow effectively. The rate of growth in engineering has levelled at just 1.5 per cent in the five years before 2006, with Australian immigration not currently providing enough workers to increase this, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
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24 Jun 08

Immigration can help boost population in South Australia

The population level in South Australia (SA) needs to be boosted, and it has been argued that immigration could be a solution. According to Adelaide Now, Peter Vaughan, chief executive of Business SA is calling for a debate about the population growth rate and the role of Australian immigration in boosting population numbers.
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24 Jun 08

International visitors to Australia love the new Wollongong

Wollongong, the coastal city south of Sydney, is enjoying tourism success amidst concerns from the Australian Government that the New South Wales tourism industry is holding back economic growth.
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24 Jun 08

Backpackers in Australia, NZ offered new “Airpass”

Virgin Blue Airlines recently launched its new “Airpass” for international visitors to Australia and New Zealand. The pass is designed to maximise travel for backpackers with “no strings attached”, the company said in a press release.
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24 Jun 08

Big plans for Australia’s infrastructure needs overseas engineers

Australia’s infrastructure is desperate for an upgrade, but the lack of engineers in the country is creating an obstacle, claims a report from the Citigroup.
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24 Jun 08

New Zealand looks to boost tourism industry

New Zealand tourist companies are joining together to boost the number of people visiting the country. New guides have been produced for the New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2015 to give operators inspiration to improve travel to the country and boost the number of people applying for a New Zealand working holiday visa, reports HawkesBay.co.nz.
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24 Jun 08

Australia attracts more New Zealanders to emigrate

Australia is attracting more New Zealanders for immigration than ever, with almost 45,000 approved for an Australian visa. According to figures from the National Party in New Zealand, 44,749 people moved from the country to Australia permanently in the year to May. This compares to 37,713 for the previous year.
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23 Jun 08

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