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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
Assistance with Jewish Students to Auckland
Are you a Jewish student living outside New
Zealand? Have you considered studying in Auckland, a vibrant
South Pacific city of 1,400,000 people? More
Spending surges as economic pick-up reaches consumers
Jan 16, 2014
Overseas spending was up 24% while sales on domestic websites
BNZ yesterday released its monthly online retail sales index,
which showed sales grew by 13 per cent in December compared
with the same month the previous year.
Overseas spending was up 24 per cent while sales on domestic
websites grew 7 per cent.
Online sales represent about 6 per cent of all spending in
New Zealand but come on top of figures released by Statistics
NZ on Tuesday showing total electronic card transactions at
retailers rose 5.5 per cent in December compared with the
Last week Paymark, which processes about 75 per cent of all
electronic transactions in New Zealand, reported December
spending up 7.5 per cent on 2012, driven by record-smashing
splurges on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.
BNZ economist Doug Steel said all those factors added up to
a strong trend in spending activity for the end of last year.
"We think retail will make quite a strong contribution
to economic growth in GDP for the fourth quarter."
Steel said the spend-up was a reflection of the wealth gains
felt as a result of house prices and equity going up as well
as an improvement in the labour market.
An increase in the number of people moving to New Zealand
was also likely to be contributing to the spending, he said.
"There has been big migration growth in the last 12 months.
From a retailer's point of view that's more sales."
Steel said the labour market was expected to continue to pick
up this year as signalled by improving business confidence.
This week the quarterly NZIER survey of business opinion
showed businesses are the most optimistic they have been for
Not only were businesses looking for staff. The fact that
it was difficult to hire both skilled and unskilled workers
showed there would also be pressure for wage growth this year,
Steel said. Any wage growth would also feed into consumer
Sales volumes had now exceeded the previous peak in 2007
by 5 per cent.
Air NZ named best in world
Jan 15, 2014
Air New Zealand was yesterday named Airline of the Year by
international product and safety review website AirlineRatings.com
in its inaugural awards.
The airline is about to announce the expansion of its international
network as new and upgraded long-haul aircraft enter its fleet.
The first of the airline's 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners arrives
in the middle of the year, it has two leased Boeing 777-300s
arriving and is refurbishing its 777-200s.
"The new fleet coming in will give us an advantage for
a period of time until competitors have the same kinds of
fleets in the next five to 10 years."
AirlineRatings.com said it had honoured Air New Zealand for
its in-flight innovations, financial performance, operational
safety and motivation of its staff. The site also praised
the airline's commitment to a young fleet and focus on the
Air New Zealand was awarded best premium economy class.
AirlineRatings was launched in June last year and rates 450
airlines using a seven-star system. Its panel of aviation
editors together have more than 150 years' experience covering
Airlineratings.com editor Geoffrey Thomas said Air New Zealand
was "quite simply" an airline of first choice. "And
given the airline's location and the country's size its performance
is even more remarkable."
Luxon said the awards were a great way to start the year
"and reaffirm the hard work of more than 11,000 Air New
Zealanders across our business".
Four other airlines which also fly to New Zealand made up
the top five overall carriers. They are Emirates, Cathay Pacific,
Singapore Airlines and Qantas.
The Top 10:
1. Air NZ
3. Cathay Pacific
4. Singapore Airlines
Average property price up 10pc in 2013
14 January 2014
Residential property prices increased by an average 10 per
cent last year, according to the Property IQ Value Index,
produced by Quotable Value.
The national average house price was $466,022 at the end
of December, up 10 per cent on the same time in 2012 and 12.5
per cent ahead of the last market peak in in 2007, the index
Values were up 15.4 per cent in Auckland at $693,549.
Lowest road fatality year since 1950
December 31, 2013
A record low number of road fatalities in 2013.
254 people have lost their lives on the roads - a 17 percent
reduction from last year, and the lowest since 1950.
The Automobile Association's Mike Noon says there are a number
of reasons behind the drop, including driver attitudes.
"We're seeing some better driving on the roads. Some
reduction in speeds, some better courtesy on the roads."
Mr Noon says there also seems to be fewer people drinking
NZ No 5 on world prosperity list
31 October 2013
New Zealand has been rated the fifth most prosperous nation
to live in, according to an international report.
The 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index ranks 142 nations on their
"wealth and wellbeing" in eight categories, including
health, education, safety and security, and economy.
New Zealand scored in the top 20 for all categories, coming
out fifth overall.
The Legatum Prosperity Index is published by the London-based
Legatum Institute, which provides research on different economic
and social issues around the world.
Building consents hit record high
31 October 2013
Latest building consent data showed new records set for the
national value of house building. Statistics NZ figures for
September showed the sector running red hot.
"The total value of all building work consented in New
Zealand in the September 2013 quarter was $3.2 billion: $2.1
billion of residential building work (the highest ever value)
and $1.1 billion of non-residential building work," Statistics
The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings, excluding
apartments, rose 2.6 per cent in September.
Auckland hits the top 10 in world best-cities list
29 October 2013
Auckland was praised for its newly revitalised waterfront
districts such as the Wynyard.
Auckland has been rated one of the world's top 10 cities
to visit by travel bible Lonely Planet.
The city, which attracts 1.8 million foreign visitors a year,
sits alongside iconic places including Paris, Zurich, Shanghai
and Vancouver in the ninth annual Best in Travel guide, published
today. The book highlights the best trends, destinations,
journeys and experiences for the upcoming year.
Auckland was praised for its newly revitalised waterfront
districts such as the Wynyard Quarter, and shopping and dining
precincts such as the City Works Depot and Britomart.
Also singled out are black-sand beaches on the west coast,
the Waitakere Ranges, Rangitoto Island, Waiheke Island, the
77km Hillary Trail, the SkyWalk atop Auckland's Sky Tower
and the refurbished Auckland Art Gallery.
The Top 10 Cities were independently nominated by more than
500 authors and staff of Lonely Planet, the largest travel
guide book publisher in the world.
The entry is written by Brett Atkinson, who is based in Auckland
but has visited more than 70 countries and had stories published
on more than 45. He has written several Lonely Planet country
guides, including for Sri Lanka, Thailand and Tasmania.
Singled out are black-sand beaches
on the west coast of Auckland
Auckland marketing expert Graham McGregor said such an award
from a brand such as Lonely Planet would do wonders for tourism.
"Any time somebody who's not you says you're good, that's
much better than you saying you're good. You have someone
... endorsing you, saying you're the tenth best city in the
world to travel to; that's a great feather in the cap and
the council should definitely use that in their marketing."
The book labels restaurants Ortolana, Cafe Hanoi and Mexico
Food & Liquor as trendsetters, while Al Brown's Depot
Eatery & Oyster Bar is a "true Auckland experience".
"It's a nice thing to hear. I think Auckland is becoming
a far more tourist-orientated city and people are seeing Auckland
as a destination in its own right as opposed to a gateway
to the wider New Zealand areas."
The Mayor of Auckland, Len Brown, said the accolade for the
city was well deserved. "The work we are doing to make
Auckland a fabulous place to live and visit is paying off
and putting Auckland on the map."
Brett O'Riley, chief executive of Auckland Tourism, Events
and Economic Development (Ateed), said the recognition added
weight to the city's marketing efforts to attract domestic
and international visitors. Ateed aims to double the contribution
from the visitor economy to $6 billion by 2021.
To coincide with the Lonely Planet accolade, Ateed posted
a YouTube clip featuring comments from proud Aucklanders,
including Simon Gault, Carol Hirschfeld, Kerre McIvor, Sir
John Kirwan and Jeremy Corbett.
Lonely Planet's Asia Pacific sales and marketing director,
Chris Zeiher, said Auckland's inclusion in the list was a
testament to the sustained reinvention of the harbour side
It follows several other destination accolades in the past
year, including Lonely Planet's current New Zealand guide
labelling the Hauraki Gulf and its islands and the city the
top two New Zealand experiences.
Overseas students working conditions liberalised
The changes will take effect from January 2014 and were announced
by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven
Joyce and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse.
Changes will allow more English language students studying
at high-quality providers to work part-time. The changes provide
full-time work rights during all scheduled holidays to international
students Those who take a course of one academic year or more,
are given unlimited work rights to international PhD and Masters
by research students.
Immigration New Zealand will also be trialling an industry
partnership initiative with education providers. Providers
that are part of the initiative will be able to offer streamlined
and prioritised visa processing, and in return will be accountable
for the immigration outcomes of their international students.
'Awesome' Alice not boring at all
Named after Alice in Wonderland, Alice is the 10th biggest
machine of its kind in the world; weighing in at 4000 tonnes
it's also the largest ever used in the Southern Hemisphere.
Its job is to bore twin tunnels as deep as 45m beneath the
surface, to pass below the hard-rock legacy of the region's
Alice is due to begin her two-year underground journey from
Owairaka to Waterview and back to construct the 2.4km twin
tunnels, each of which will carry three lanes of traffic.
The machine has been assembled in the southern end of the
tunnels which are being built to connect Auckland's south
western and north western motorways. This will complete a
47km link between Manukau and Albany called the Western Ring
Yesterday was the only opportunity for the public to see
Alice before it starts being used for work on the $1.4 billion
project later this month.
Pure SEO takes out business award
10 October 2013
AJI committee member Richard Conway’s Pure SEO has not only
claimed the supreme title, but has also been named the Most
Outstanding Transitional Business and a finalist in the Most
Outstanding Triumph over Adversity and Most Community-Minded
Business categories in the David Awards 2013. In 2011, they
won the Most Outstanding Fledgling Business category.
Speaking on behalf of the judges, Glenn Baker commented,
“We were a little dubious about Pure SEO last time they entered.
We suspected they were too under-staffed, perhaps too under-funded,
and too green to make an impact in the highly competitive
SEO sector. We wondered if they would turn a decent profit,
let alone a market splash. Well, we clearly under-estimated
the tenacity and commitment of Richard and his team. Pure
SEO is indeed a terrific business with some great results
under its belt and a promising future ahead. Pure SEO was
outstanding in the Transitional category and a deserving winner.”
Founder of The David Awards, Heather Douglas, says, “The
intention of The David Awards is to recognise ordinary, small,
home or micro businesses, which often fly beneath the national
radar but are doing extraordinary things.
"These are the grassroots businesses which form the
basis of our economy. This is where better-known brands and
export businesses are spawned, These are the businesses which
contribute to their communities and help make New Zealand
what it is. Yet, they are often overlooked and ignored. The
David Awards: heroes in small business aims to recognise our
entrepreneurial Davids for what they are – the real heroes
in small business in this country. It’s extremely rewarding
to see a business which has previously won one of the smaller
categories growing to the point where it’s now taking out
the top spot.”
High migrant satisfaction with licensed immigration advisers
Immigration Advisers Authority 1 October 2013
Four out of five migrants said they would recommend their
licensed immigration adviser to family and friends, according
to an independent survey.
Results showed that 82% of migrants were very satisfied or
satisfied with their licensed immigration adviser. The top
three reasons for satisfaction were:
- good, helpful service
- professionalism and honesty
- a fast service.
More than eight out of ten migrants agreed that as a result
of using a licensed adviser:
- I had a better chance of having a successful visa application
- I feel my interests as a consumer were protected (86%)
- my impression of New Zealand as a migration destination
was positive (88%).
The migrant survey is carried out by Premium Research on
behalf of the Immigration Advisers Authority.
Registrar of Immigration Advisers, Barry Smedts, was delighted
but not surprised.
He said: "Licensed immigration advisers do great work
for their clients and the country. They help migrants see
the opportunities New Zealand has to offer, bring families
together and help drive our economy. These survey results
are testament to that work and they deserve to be recognised."
High Holiday Highlights at Kadimah Jewish School
It has been a magical time for our treasured Jewish children
at Kadimah over these high holidays. My son at pre-school
adored being awoken from his afternoon slumber to the sound
of the shofar. "Mummy, I love Isak (Rabbi's eldest son)
because he wakes us up from nap time everyday with the shofar."
A few days ago, he had a dream in his bed and when he awoke
he said "Where is Isak? I heard the shofar when I woke
up!" So thank you Isak, my son now has the sound of the
shofar resonating within his dreams...
This morning my eldest son (6 years old) at Kadimah sung
the Ashrei psalm, in perfect Hebrew...the beautiful melody
is so captivating, I put down my coffee and closed my eyes.
Infuse the children in tefila with the Rabbi every morning
and reap the precious dividends...
Jemma Alizade, AJI
You are never too old to learn
People who are thinking about moving to Auckland, or who
have already arrived here, might like to consider enrolling
in tertiary level study. People of all ages become students.
As the Rabbi Akiva Yeshiva in Jerusalem emphasizes, a Jew
is never too old to learn. The Vilna Gaon explains why. Our
three souls rule respectively over each third of our lives.
Of these souls - the animal soul, the rational soul and the
G-dly soul - the last two drive us to study in the middle
and even older years of our lives.
Where can people study? New Zealand's leading university
is the University of Auckland, which is among the world's
best. In the latest QS World rankings of universities by subject,
it is in the top 20 universities in Accounting and Finance
and ranks 21-30 in Psychology, Education, Law and Linguistics.
For further information, contact: Stephen Buetow (Associate
Professor, University of Auckland) email@example.com.
The new Sponsorship category of parents does work
A big thank you from a delighted AJI assisted family
"Just wanted to say thank you for your assistance
with some of my queries regarding my parents immigration.
They have now received an invitation to come to NZ and hopefully
will get here within the next 12 months."
Sponsor minded families that can meet the considerable requirements
of tier one of the relatively new Parent sponsorship category,
could look forward to a probable successful outcome.
The family that the AJI assisted did their homework of the
requirements with meticulous and methodical planning to meet
all the conditions.
If there is a family that is considering sponsoring their
parents they should first contact the AJI. We will send you
a print out of the process and then if you meet the requirements,
we will refer you on to the successful family. They have indicated
that they are only too happy to share their experiences.
Introducing Immigration New Zealand's new technology platform,
the Immigration Global Management System (IGMS)
Once IGMS is fully rolled out in 2015, the entire visa process
will be done online, from initial application to final decision.
Applicants, and people acting on their behalf, will be able
to complete the relevant forms, upload photos and documents
to their personal immigration account, pay their application
fee and ask their immigration officer questions - all online.
The changeover from manual to online visa applications will
start in late 2013.
The new system will be centred on clients instead of applications.
It will lead to visa services being delivered quicker and
- greater ease of access.
- more consistent decision making.
- improved fraud and compliance detection.
- better information sharing for Immigration New Zealand
partner organisations, including immigration advisers.
A portal will be created allowing to:
- view their applications.
- view the intending migrant's application details.
- generate reports.
- check the eligibility for various visa types.
The first IGMS "product," an online eligibility
calculator, will be rolled out July. This enhanced version
of the existing VisaOptions questionnaire will advise people
what visas they are eligible for and link them to relevant
information and forms.
Starting now with students and some temporary workers, they
will be able to submit their visa applications online.
Mid-2014 will see full student visa processing online through
to final decision.
More news »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com, 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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