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Immigrating to Auckland, New Zealand?
The Auckland Jewish Immigration (AJI) is a volunteer immigration
organisation working under the auspices of the Auckland Hebrew
We offer full information on immigration procedures
and free advice on:
- Business and jobs
All these free services are available to you in one hit
by contacting us.
The Auckland Jewish Immigration is the only officially sanctioned
website representing the Auckland Hebrew Congregation. If
you want to tap into the heart of New Zealand's biggest Jewish
congregation click here.
Who are the Auckland Jewish Immigration?
The AJI is a voluntary organization and our services are
free. One of its key objectives is to welcome, settle and
help integrate newly arrived families not only into the congregation
but also into the broader community irrespective of affiliation.
The only condition is that you become a member of the basic
associations that are fundamental and essential to our community's
One of the purposes of the AJI is to bolster the numbers
of members to strengthen and enrich the future of the AHC
(Auckland Hebrew Congregation). If you qualify and are prepared
to join our congregation as a member of the AHC, we will do
all we can to smooth the way for you to be able to immigrate.
The AHC has been established in Auckland for over 150 years.
It is a warm, caring, closely knit congregation with a wide
range of organizations and activities, and would welcome potential
new members as part of its extended congregational family.
For more information and to see whether you qualify, please
go to the Requirements web
Auckland - your city
A vibrant South Pacific city of 1,400,000 people, perched
within glistening harbours, surrounded by lush forests and
subtropical islands. Auckland, City of Sails, offers an incomparable
lifestyle, unique within New Zealand and the world. More
You can save up to $10,000 NZ dollars, and sometimes more,
with our AJI free partnership immigration service
$10,000 fee is the going rate if you engage an Immigration
consultant to process the work for you. With the AJI Partnership
it’s free - no hidden costs – all you pay is fees to
the Immigration Department.
Once the AJI has established your qualifications/work experience
and other immigration related requirements, we will tell you
if, under normal circumstances, you should go ahead with your
applications to immigrate.
From then on, if you go ahead, we will guide you at your
own speed step by step through the process. It is a partnership
that should lead to a successful settlement outcome.
300 families have settled in New Zealand through the AJI
NZ dream lures top Brits
May 14, 2013
Thousands of Britons have been lining up for a new life in
More than 2000 people, lured by the promise of higher-paid
jobs attended the first of four migration and job exhibitions
in Newcastle at the weekend - an event that will also head
to London, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Sectors considered to have a shortage of skills, either long-
or short-term, in New Zealand include education, construction,
finance, agriculture, health services and engineering.
An Immigration NZ spokeswoman said the agency's role was
to support employers by providing information for prospective
skilled migrants, for example visa options and available settlement
British job seekers at the event said they wanted to escape
the weather and they would make more money Down under for
doing the same job.
Former Londoners Matt and Liza Penaflorida said their move
to Auckland in January with daughter Rosabelle, 3, was a "no
They had found NZ salaries were higher and tax lower, although
the cost of living was more expensive.
"In terms of the lifestyle compared to London, well
there isn't a comparison, really.
Everything here is far less stressful in terms of living
space and traffic and the sheer number and volume of people,
but the cost of living is the downside to that.Job seekers
to the two-day Newcastle show told local news site Tyne and
Wear they were planning to move Down under for better work-life
balance and the lifestyle.
One jobseeker said: "There are jobs over there doing
the same thing for a lot more money. The top and bottom of
it is to make a better life for myself."
Auckland International Convention Centre Approved - PM Signs
35-year SkyCity deal
May 14, 2013
Prime Minister John Key yesterday had overwhelming public
support for a national convention centre deal despite the
media reducing the huge benefits to New Zealand as a poker
machine trade off deal.
The Government yesterday signed an initial agreement under
which SkyCity will build and entirely fund a $402 million
3500-place international convention centre.
Nearly all major Convention Centres require being subsidised
by tax payers but Auckland's Conventi0on Centre will not cost
the NZ taxpayer a cent.
Mr Key believed he had the support of New Zealanders for
the deal which will require changes to the Gambling Act.
Sky City said it would commit $315 to build and fit out the
Mayor Brown said it is anticipated that 40 conventions a
year which would be a massive boost to the business sector
particularly to retail, hospitality, tourism and hotels with
benefits flowing through the entire economy.
The ball points :- 350,000 extra visitor days annually -
$90 million annual economic injection - 800 permanent jobs
-33,000 more conference delegate visits.
The SkyCity deal announcement helped boost the NZ Share market.
Biggest monthly net migration gain since January 2010
April 22, 2013
New Zealand rounded out its biggest monthly net gain of new
migrants since January 2010 in March., most in more than three
years, and the third month of net gains, according to Statistics
The UK remained the dominant pool for net positive migration
with an annual gain of 6069.
Short-term visitor numbers rose to a seasonally adjusted
226,650 in March from 224,420 in February and up from 210,770
a year earlier.
The biggest monthly gains came from Australia, the UK and
Auckland economy growing, says latest research
April 11, 2013
Auckland is predicted to have one million more people by 2040.
Auckland's economy grew by 2.8 per cent last year, ahead
of its 10-year average and powered by finance, professional
services and a booming real estate sector, says a report.
Geoff Cooper, Auckland Council chief economist, issued his
third quarterly report today on the city's gross domestic
product and said Auckland had performed well.
"This is a positive sign for advancing Auckland's economic
growth potential through gains in productivity and the size
of Auckland's labor force."
An extra one million people are projected to be in Auckland
by 2040. Cooper said two-thirds would come from natural growth
in the existing population and the rest from migration.
Aucklanders earned more than people living elsewhere but
they also pay much higher house prices and rent.
Retail sales in Auckland are growing faster than elsewhere
in New Zealand, up 3.3 per cent over the 2012 year, compared
with a 2.6 per cent rise elsewhere.
Auckland's 10-year average growth is 2.5 per cent.
Confidence jumps for the year ahead - Auckland business confidence
jumped 15%. Aucklandits highest net confidence (48%) since
the surveys began in 2006.
Sustained business optimism and growth in economic activity
should spur businesses to take on more staff in the longer
House prices continue to rise
9 April 2013
Nationwide residential house values rose further in March
- up 3.3 per cent above the previous market peak of late 2007,
according to the latest Quotable Value figures.
House prices have increased 1.3 per cent over the past three
months and 6.5 per cent over the past year nationally.
"The number of properties on the market remains limited,
particularly in Auckland," says Ingerson.
"This has constrained the number of sales at a time
when buyers have generally shown more confidence and have
been keen to purchase." Values across Auckland are still
increasing - now up 11 per cent over the past year with the
North Shore seeing the greatest increase at 11.6%.
IMF praises direction of NZ economy
April 7, 2013
Ms Lagarde, a former Finance Minister of France, was appointed
to the IMF job in 2011 after the resignation of compatriot
IMF managing director Christine Lagarde was full of praise
last night for the direction in which the New Zealand economy
After meeting Prime Minister John Key on the fringes of the
Bo'ao Forum for Asia, in China, she talked to New Zealand
reporters about the general health of the economy in light
of a recent assessment of fiscal and monetary policy.
"All I can tell you is the IMF is very supportive of
what is being done by the Government in that respect.
"If you look at the numbers, if you look whether it
is growth, whether it is employment, whether it is inflation,
whether it is debt, overall it is very stable and it is also
"If you compare the potential growth rate of New Zealand
and the forecasts we have which I will not disclose because
they will be disclosed in a couple of weeks time, it's certainly
a lot better than what we see in other parts of the world.
"An economy grew on the basis of its components - resources,
manpower, capital, financial markets and policies and policies
and the policies we believe are sound and solid."
Mr Key said his Government's message was that not everything
in New Zealand was perfect "but", he said "her
comments about New Zealand were 'great news.' "They are
independently looking at New Zealand. They try and give an
objective view and it matches it with what makes sense."
Construction boom at city campuses
April 4, 2013
Auckland's universities are spending hundreds of millions
of dollars on new buildings, transforming not only their campuses
but the shape of the city they serve.
An architect's impression of the
Centre to be built at Auckland University.
The unprecedented construction has provided some of the largest
construction jobs in Auckland in recent years.
Today's students are benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities.
Auckland University warns however future enrolments of international
students are the reason for the building boom.
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) last month opened
its new $98 million Sir Paul Reeves building.
AUT, with around 19,000 equivalent fulltime students, has
spent about $350 million on facilities over the past decade,
Up the road, Auckland University is in the midst of an estimated
$1.2 billion campus renewal project, including starting work
on a $200 million Science Centre on the corner of Symonds
and Wellesley Sts.
And on the North Shore, Massey University is to sell land
at its Albany Campus to fund new construction including a
recently completed $100 million library and $20 million student
Massey University is continuing to build for a growing roll
at its Albany campus, which now serves an immediate community
AUT, the country's newest university, has continued a maturation
process which has seen it replace rented facilities with its
own new buildings in the central city, and create a new South
Auckland campus at Manukau.
Auckland University, which has 32,000 equivalent fulltime
students, is aiming to significantly grow only its international
student numbers, at present around 5000.
Philanthropy, such as Owen Glenn donating $7 million to help
build the Owen G Glenn Business School in 2008, has also helped.
Crime is at its lowest level in 24 years
April 3, 2013
Crime statistics for last year were released yesterday, revealing
a 7.5 per cent drop in recorded offences on 2011. The figures
are the lowest since electronic records began.
Police say their resolution rate is one of the best in the
world and would rather prevent crime than work on improving
the number of recorded offences solved.
A significant drop occurred in Auckland City (down 12.1 per
Acting Commissioner Viv Rickard said this was a good result
and that police were pleased.
"We've really put in place over the last couple of years
our prevention strategy and that's really focusing our people
on preventing crime, rather than just responding to crime
and investigating crime."
"We believe that it's better to have fewer victims of
crime than it is to let people commit crimes then be good
at catching them afterwards. Our most important job is to
prevent crime from occurring."
On crime rates in general, Prime Minister John Key said it
was the lowest in 24 years, which he put down partly to increased
visibility of police on patrol. He said foot patrols had increased
by 70 per cent.
Does not compute - Where are the IT workers?
March 15, 2013
In the world of information and communications technology
(ICT) there is a chronic shortage of ICT skills. is
With one website showing 1300 ICT vacancies in Auckland alone,
pay rates of up to $1500 a day are being offered for some
It is a challenge to find suitably qualified, experienced
and savvy people who also fit our culture.
Among them is Orion Health, which provides software for the
medical industry. Although it is 20 years old, the Auckland
company is also growing quickly, hiring more than 50 people
since mid-November and needing another infusion of staff to
handle new projects.
We all after the best we can get," says Orion Health
chief executive Ian McCrae.
Both Xero and Orion are resorting to hiring overseas staff
for jobs overseas.
The opportunities for IT workers were highlighted last month
by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. According
to the ministry's Occupation Outlook report, job prospects
in ICT are among the best in the country, along with engineering
and other professional roles.
Jobs in ICT were the most abundant of any category on the
seek.co.nz job website in the middle of last month, the second-most
numerous on nzherald.co.nz and the third biggest category
on Trade Me's jobs site (www.trademe.co.nz) . More than 100
jobs were listed on Seek at pay rates of $200,000-plus and
one 12-month contract for someone with SAP financial software
experience was offering $850 to $1500 a day.
New Zealand Immigration Advisers Licence
Stanley Ishia Rose
Adviser no. 200901789
The Auckland Jewish Immigration chairman Stan Rose has been
granted a licence to operate as a New Zealand Immigration
Adviser (Adviser number 200901789). Whilst the Registration
has to be issued to a specific person and not an organisation,
never the less it consolidates the AJI as the premier Jewish
Immigration organisation in New Zealand. Click
here to view the certificate.
Migrants seeking immigration advice need to be aware that
it is now illegal for anyone in New Zealand to provide this
advice without a licence from the Immigration Advisers Authority,
unless they are exempt from the licensing requirements. People
who are exempt from licensing include Citizens Advice Bureaux
staff and volunteers, Community Law Centre staff and volunteers,
Members of Parliament and their staff, practising lawyers
and Immigration New Zealand staff. Migrants seeking advice
from licensed immigration advisers should look out for the
special trademark (pictured), which only licensed advisers
Finding Your First Job
An AJI 65 page booklet written by Stan Rose is now posted
on to the internet. The booklet is in Manual reference form
based on assisting an arriving immigrant endeavouring to secure
their first job.
The booklet is exclusive to AJI assisted migrants who will
require a password to access the site. This site is only available
by application to email@example.com quoting the enquirer's personal
AJI file number.
If you wish to receive the outstanding AJI
quarterly newsletter and are not on our database to receive
it, please CLICK
HERE and supply your full name and email address.
You can cancel at any time and your details will remain confidential.
The AJI is a unique exclusive Jewish Immigration Advisory
You want to immigrate but how do you get started? There are
two main considerations -
- Engage a registered Immigration Consultant - Cost anything
up to $12,000 nz
- Negotiate the immigration process yourself
If it is to be item 2-then contact us how our free partnership
Immigration and Settlement service works.
This step by step immigration service will be dependant for
a successful outcome for you to carry out our advice through
the Immigration process.
We will also be totally honest with you if you are unlikely
to have your Immigration application accepted.
Stan admitted to the NZAMI
Stan Rose representing the AJI as of the 16 June became a
full member of the all important NZAMI (New Zealand Association
for Migrant and Investment). As with the Adviser application
and appointment this membership requested
a waver of fees and/or subscriptions as a Not-For Profit organisation.
What was particularly pleasing signed by Robert Liang Chair
of the Membership committee and Director of the Board of NZAMI
as a non Jewish organisation were his comments :
“We acknowledge your effort to help the community voluntarily
while AJI being a non profit organisation.”
The NZAMI is a powerful and influential organisation in the
world of New Zealand Immigration working continuously with
the Government on all Immigration issues. It will also open
the door to a great deal of relative updated information,
seminars with lead speakers and an opportunity to meet many
Professional Immigration Consultants on a personal footing.
Commitments and responsibilities
as a licensed adviser under the auspices of the Immigration
Complaints procedure - Any
enquirer who wished to register a complaint has on request
the right to a copy of the complaints procedures as
required under the Advisers Authority. These complaints
must be strictly connected with advice with regard to
immigration procedures. The complainant will of course
be free to refer the matter for consideration under
section 9 of the code of conduct to The Registrar, Advisers
Authority, PO Box 6222, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141,
New Zealand. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: +64 9 925
Code of conduct
As an appointed immigration adviser the AJI is bound
by a detailed code of conduct document which commits
the adviser to a moral code of ethics that they must
strictly adhere to. The code of conduct can be viewed
If any enquirer feels that they would like to request
any part of that code of conduct which may be of concern
to them they can on request receive a copy of the relative
section of the code of conduct documentation.
|"I wanted to thank you again for your help when
I first arrived and for all of the people you connected
me with. After meeting more and more people in the community,
I have started to get involved in the Auckland University
Jewish Association and I am currently organizing a sporting
day." Eyal K
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