09 Apr 13
A deal to allow frequent Chinese tourists and visitors to quickly and easily obtain a New Zealand visa has been signed by Prime Minister John Key.
02 Apr 13
Asian countries have become the main source of New Zealand immigration, although the UK remains the largest single contributor.
15 Mar 13
The latest New Zealand immigration figures show that India has become the largest source country of skilled migrants, overtaking the UK.
08 Mar 13
The number of New Zealand visa applications granted to foreign students has fallen by nearly a quarter in the past four years, prompting the government to defend its program.
04 Mar 13
A decision to remove certain nursing specialities from the list of long term skill shortages in New Zealand immigration guidelines has angered nursing organisations who say existing nurses, already overworked, will have to take up the slack.
26 Feb 13
New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will join Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown this week to pay tribute to the economic contribution of the international education industry in New Zealand.
01 Feb 13
New Zealand immigration officials have issued a worldwide warning for those wanting to move to New Zealand to beware of fake job offers.
29 Jan 13
A new requirement for employers to carry out employment checks has been criticised by one employment lawyer who claims the added step will slow down the ability to recruit new staff.
28 Jan 13
New Zealand Immigration Minister Nathan Guy has announced the introduction of a new category of New Zealand visa specifically designed to help employers find the staff needed for the Christchurch rebuild operation.
14 Jan 13
Employers hiring foreign workers for the rebuild operation in Christchurch have been warned by Immigration New Zealand that any potential employees' immigration status is their responsibility.
28 Dec 12
The city of Christchurch is still struggling to recover following the devastating earthquake which struck the region in January, 2011. New Zealand immigration authorities have assisted the rebuild process by making it easier for foreign construction workers to come to the region, but now the hospitality industry is claiming it too is in dire need of workers.