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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.
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300 families have settled in New Zealand through the AJI
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Tables turned - NZ needs Aussie workers
November 26, 2014
The cross-Tasman tide has now fully turned.
Aside from virtually claiming the Bledisloe Cup as its own,
New Zealand can boast a stronger economy than Australia, a
budget surplus this year and a lower unemployment rate.
And now it wants Australian workers.
A series of New Zealand job fairs are being held across Australia
to try and lure some of the Kiwi expats living in Australia
back home and any Aussies who want a job to fill an expected
50,000 job vacancies over the next two years.
"Unemployment is dropping and we are starting to see
skills shortages," New Zealand Employment Minister Steven
Joyce told ABC radio on Wednesday.
New Zealand companies are looking for 2500 workers across
a range of areas - computer software and design, construction
and engineering and manufacturing.
Mr Joyce said between 1600 and 1700 people turned up at a
two-day job expo in Perth last weekend.
About 60 per cent were Kiwis thinking about going home and
the remainder were Australians or people who had recently
moved to Australia.
"It's a case of targeting both expat Kiwis to return
... and Australians well," Mr Joyce said.
And people appear to be answering the call.
October was the first month since late 1993 where there was
net migration into New Zealand from Australia.
"We expect that to continue. That's really because the
New Zealand economic story has been getting progressively
stronger," Mr Joyce said.
Booming exports have been part of New Zealand's success story,
fuelled by its 2008 free trade agreement with China that has
been a boon for its dairy industry.
The jobs fair rolls into Sydney Town Hall this weekend and
then it moves on to Melbourne and Brisbane early in 2015.
Auckland Hebrew Congregation has a new rabbi
Rabbi Friedler was born in Israel, studied law and rabbinical
After a year practising law and finding himself buried in
paperwork, he realised he was suited to a career that was
more people orientated and found a niche with rabbinical studies.
“Judaism is all about being inclusive and communicating with
people. That side of things really appealed to me. The prayer
we recite when we return the Torah to the ark is about following
the ways of pleasantness and the path that leads to peace.
I want to market Judaism in the same way to the community.”
Our new Rabbi met Shiri fourteen years ago. Originally from
Cape Town, she had just made aliyah a few weeks earlier and
was studying logistics and economics in Israel.
Our Rabbi was headed to Cape Town for a year and thought
it was a good opportunity to swap notes. Clearly the meeting
had a lasting impression and despite heading off in different
directions, they were engaged the following year.
After three years leading a community in Adelaide, the family
shifted to Perth and Nathanel became the assistant Rabbi in
a community of around a thousand members.
They embraced an active lifestyle in Perth, where Shiri
studied industrial design and the family enjoyed swimming,
running and cycling. They have three boys Yedidya (10), Hillel
(7) and Shiloh (3) who have adapted easily to the Auckland
lifestyle and attend Kadimah.
The AJI and Rabbi Friedler look to continue the close relationship
we have had with the previous Rabbi Altschul.
NZ Job Prospects Sunnier
For the first time since the global recession hit, it is now
easier to find a job in NZ than Australia.
A sharp drop in New Zealand's unemployment rate from 6 per
cent in March to 5.6 per cent in June has brought the local
jobless rate below Australia's - 6 per cent - for the first
time since March 2009.
Employment agencies said they were seeing New Zealanders
returning after their jobs dried up in Australia.
Migrants from Australia - mainly returning Kiwis - expecting
to stay here reached 22,200 in the year to June.
Migrants going in the opposite direction plunged from 48,000
in the year to June last year to 30,500 in the latest year,
resulting in the smallest net outflow since 1995.
Last year the Australian mining boom collapsed.
Tradestaff managing director Kevin Eder said many Kiwi tradespeople
were returning. "I've just come back from Western Australia,
and every single person I met in the recruitment game or the
mining game, their opening statement was how much things have
slowed down" he said.
An Auckland recruitment agent specialising in transport
and logistics, Ross Upton, said he had started to see workers
coming home in the past three months.
"We are certainly having Kiwis coming back who perhaps
haven't found Australia to be the land of milk and honey that
it was made out to be" he said.
Wiri factory manager Laurie Smith said that in the past
year the factory had started up a second shift for the first
time in eight years, and hired 24 extra workers taking it
to 91 staff.
"We are planning on increasing the second shift into
a full second shift," he said. "That will be another
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Employment confidence highest since GFC
30 June 2014
Employment confidence was net positive for ten out of 11
regions, and Auckland overtook Canterbury as the most confident
Employment confidence is at its highest level in nearly
six years and Auckland has overtaken Canterbury as the most
confident region in the latest Westpac McDermott Miller Employment
Confidence Index survey.
The index rose to 109.9 in the June quarter from 108.4 in
the March quarter. The June quarter level is the highest since
September 2008, when the global financial crisis was affecting
sentiment. A number over 100 indicates optimists outnumber
Employment confidence was net positive for ten out of 11
regions, and Auckland overtook Canterbury as the most confident
Respondents' expectations for their own job security rose
from a net 16.8 percent to 17.6 percent, which is the highest
since September 2009.
The net percentage of people expecting a rise in earnings
in the coming year rose from a net 31.1 percent to 34.2 percent
The survey was conducted between June 1 and June 10, with
a sample size of 1565.
The June quarter was the sixth consecutive quarter showing
employment optimism. Private sector workers are generally
more optimistic than public sector workers since September
"On every constituent question of the employment confidence
index, private sector employees have a more positive view
than their public sector counterparts," John McDougall,
director of strategy planning at McDermott Miller.
Migration jumps to 10-year high
23 June 2014
New Zealand's annual migration rose to its highest in more
than a decade last month, keeping the net inflow at a pace
both the Reserve Bank and the Treasury say will drive up demand
in the domestic economy this year.
The country gained a net 36,400 migrants in the year through
May, the highest since the November 2003 year, Statistics
New Zealand said. The Treasury expects net migration to peak
at 38,100 in the year through September.
New Zealand gained a seasonally adjusted 3,980 migrants in
May, a touch softer than the 4,100 pace in April, Statistics
New Zealand said. A net 200 people left for Australia in April,
matching the previous month's record low.
The number of short-term visitor arrivals rose 5.4 percent
to a record 161,400 for a May month, helped by more visitors
from the US and Japan, the agency said. Overseas trips by
New Zealanders rose 9 percent to 198,200 in May from the year
Big jump in May job ads: Seek
18 June 2014
Improving economic confidence is leading to a surge in job
opportunities across the country, new figures from the www.seek.co.nz
recruitment website show.
The number of job advertisements posted on Seek last month
jumped by 17.3 per cent compared with the same month last
More than 26,000 jobs were posted on the site in May, an
increase of 2.9 per cent on the previous month, Seek said.
Canterbury and Auckland led the way in job ads growth, recording
rises of 3.8 and 3.7 per cent respectively.
Wellington showed job ads growth for the first time this
year with a 1.7 per cent increase in new job ads, Seek general
manager Janet Faulding said.
"The rise in the number of applications received for
each job from April to May is a strong indicator of the continued
confidence in the labour market," she said.
"Skilled workers are currently on the move, so now is
a great time for employers to look for new talent."
Across the country, the number of construction job ads posted
on Seek was up 46 per cent compared with May last year.
Farming job ads were up 43 per cent, trades and services
jobs rose 33 per cent, and design and architecture job ads
were up 26 per cent.
Kiwis treated to warmer climes this winter
4 June 2014
Heat pumps might not be on full blast this winter.
The winter forecast is in, with NIWA predicting North Islanders
will be treated to warmer than normal temperatures over the
The South Island will also have average to above average
temperatures across the three-month period to August 31.
It won't be particularly dry nor damp, with the agency predicting
average rainfall nationwide.
"It's important to remember that we're talking very
big picture here," Mr Brandolino told NZ Newswire.
The seasonal climate outlook also predicts the late winter
arrival of El Nino, a band of warm ocean water temperatures
that periodically develops off the Pacific coast of South
The phenomenon, which occurs every three to five years, will
bring rain and slightly cooler temperatures to the west coast
of the country and warmer, drier conditions on the east coast.
Employers struggle with skills shortages
29 May 2014
Employers are reporting problems finding staff with the right
The latest talent shortage survey from ManpowerGroup reports
that 59 per cent of New Zealand employers are struggling to
That compares to a global average of 36 percent and is the
second year in a row that more than half of the over 650 employers
surveyed have detailed hiring difficulties.
The survey found vacancies for engineers, skilled trades
and accounting and finance staff were the most difficult to
"New Zealand's economic and employment growth is being
fuelled by construction, infrastructure and housing developments
in Auckland and Christchurch. This growth is filtering through
to other sectors across the country, including retail, accommodation
and food services," ManpowerGroup's Lincoln Crawley said.
More than half of respondents said skill shortages were reducing
their ability to service their clients and Mr Crawley warned
businesses were being hampered.
"Organisations need the right staff to service growing
demand or they will miss out on growth opportunities and risk
being left behind."
He said there needed to be more targeted campaigns to attract
workers here from abroad and to better identify talent in
New Zealand and ensure those leaving education were ready
to enter the workforce.
The survey backs up a report this week from PwC which found
chief executives in New Zealand are worried they can't find
people to employ with the skills they need.
It found 80 per cent felt the availability of key skills
is the biggest threat to their organisation's growth, compared
to 63 per cent globally.
New property plan for downtown Auckland
May 9, 2014
Public space could be swapped for lane and cash from shopping
The Auckland Council is in talks to privatise a section of
Queen Elizabeth Square as part of a $300 million redevelopment
by Precinct Properties of the Downtown Shopping Centre.
A deal with Precinct Properties for public space outside
the Downtown Shopping Centre.
The future of the downtown area, including Queens Wharf,
the ferry basin, Quay St, buses at Britomart and Precinct's
redevelopment of the Downtown Shopping Centre, is being co-ordinated
by the council's city centre integration group.
Favoured is the $55 million commercial buildings proposal
by the Cayman Islands registered company - the Ferry Project
Group - which owns the Ferry Building.
Gina Rinehart, Australia's richest person and ranked among
the top five richest women in the world, is behind plans to
build commercial buildings on Queens Wharf, according to sources.
Ms Rinehart is an Australian mining heiress and the largest
shareholder in Fairfax Media, which owns the Dominion Post
among other newspapers in New Zealand. Her wealth is estimated
at A$22 billion ($23.9 billion).
A new AJI Initiative promoting Jewish School Students -
Immigration New Zealand allows parents or guardians to live
with and care for their child while they study in New Zealand.
The child must be 17 years of age or younger, or enrolled
in school years 1 to 13, and must be the holder of a current
'Guardian' is the person who has the legal right and responsibility
to provide for the care (including education and health) of
an international student. This includes the student's biological
or adoptive parents, testamentary guardian, or court-appointed
guardian. A guardian is the person who provides for the care
of the student in the student's home country.
Important points include: the usual visitor visa requirements
apply, including health and character requirements.
Where this little known visa can be helpful is getting over
the English language problem who's children have very little
Through the Guardian visa both the guardian and the child
(children) will upgrade their English which later could assist
with the family's immigration application.
Kadimah Jewish College is close to being accredited as a
school able to accept overseas school students.
Guardian visa holder will be granted a visa for up to a year.
A parent or guardian can be granted further 12-month visitor
visas to allow them to stay for the duration of the student's
course or until the student turns 19 years of age.
If the guardian is granted a visa in order for them to care
for a student aged 13 years or younger must live with that
student while in New Zealand.
NZ's door open to migrants - PM John Key
May 5, 2014
PM tells delegates friendly immigration policy a point
of difference between National and other parties.
Prime Minister John Key
Prime Minister John Key laid out the welcome mat for migrants
yesterday and said it was a point of contrast between National
and other parties.
"We don't put up the fear factor you see from other
political parties about the multicultural society that is
emerging in New Zealand," he told more than 300 delegates
to National's northern conference at Waipuna Hotel yesterday.
"We welcome tourists that come from overseas; we welcome
people that are going to come and study at our schools and
universities; we welcome people who want to invest in New
Zealand and we welcome people who want to make their home
in New Zealand," he said. "And yes, we welcome people
who want to buy a home here and raise a family. That's what
a multicultural, confident society is about."
New Zealand's future lay in selling things to the rest of
the world and the future of the world was about being more
connected, he said.
Auckland's gleaming new electric trains launched
1 May 2014
Auckland's gleaming new electric
Mayor Len Brown expects passengers to flock to the "stunning"
trains, two of which took thousands of joy-riders on free
jaunts from Britomart yesterday.
"They are quiet, fast and modern, giving a real sense
of space - you'll love them, they move beautifully."
They are the first of what will swell to a 57-strong fleet
by the middle of next year, marking the completion of a $1.14
billion rail electrification drive.
Praise for the use of contrasting colour for the passenger
information display and the subtle controls for the new trains
means they will stop at the same place at the platform for
passengers using the low floor part of the train.
The Auckland Hebrew Congregation is getting younger
For those who have been recently involved with Jewish social
activities it is becoming more obvious that there is many
more young children who seem to be everywhere at these functions.
Congregational demographics show reducing funerals through
the last few years on a sliding scale from 2001 to the present
This would be the natural change in the congregational demographics
as the AJI has found the arriving migrants are families with
young children looking for a safe and secure environment for
their young children with considerable emphasis in this respect
with the high standard of public health and education institutions
The AJI's contribution to achieving the younger congregational
and community demographics needs to be recognised for what
it is, as a positive forward step for future congregations.
Opportunity still exists for first home buyers
Whilst Auckland Property markets have hit a record high home
sales averaging over $700,000 dollars, there are still opportunities
for first-time home buyers.
Graham Wall, a leading property salesman says the term boom-prices
were incorrect. Wall says Auckland really didn't go into the
2008-9 global recession, whilst the rest of the world did.
"We are just at beginning of a golden time".
Back in 1945 at the conclusion of world war two many returning
serviceman were given by the Government State Houses on a
quarter acre of land.
This set up for many years an accepted concept of four houses
spread over one acre, creating the now well known Auckland
housing sprawl with its heavy municipal financial burden of
high costs of supporting infrastructure services for relatively
small populated areas.
Today this has now changed with intensification of areas
allowed to be built on including a limited easing of height
With those changes the inner-ring of suburbs five years ago
which offered really good buyer values, have now redeveloped
into sought after properties at price levels, many well above
For first-time buyers the immediate outer suburbs of the
now well developed inner-ring areas surrounding the Central
Business district still offer buyer opportunities before inevitably
the prices in those suburbs will also begin to boom.
These relatively close to the City centre outer suburbs are
now likely to be a handyman's dream, with State houses scattered
throughout those areas that can be converted into brilliant
homes. Some of those sites have water views.
Auckland now stretches with its 220 suburbs 100 kilometres
in any direction. Over the next decades progressively the
low density populated suburbs will progressively be redeveloped
creating new buying opportunities for first time buyers. This
process of continued redevelopment will continue for the foreseeable
Singer's Sedar Experience
An email from the newly arrived Singer family from the USA:
The Sedar last night was fantastic. One of the best I have
ever experienced. We met some very interesting people. Most
were from long-time Jewish New Zealand families.
We began to leave just after dinner at around 9:30pm and
by the time we finished kibitzing it was past 11:30pm.
There were some fascinating stories which I can share with
you over coffee. We made some new friends.
Tonight we head out to the Shul for 2nd Sedar. We will be
keeping an eye on the moon, it should provide quite a good
So far we love New Zealand and it appears that New Zealand
I am sure you had a wonderful Sedar last night. Being with
family is so nice. As the good book says, hopefully next year
we will be free men in Jerusalem. Let me know when you have
time to kibbitz over coffee or ???
Labour market takes off
17 April 2014
The labour market is taking off, with more jobs advertised
in March, continuing a run of rises for three months in a
row, a bank survey shows.
A strong economy is now being accompanied by rising employment
that will provide a backbone to household income growth over
the months ahead.
The latest ANZ job ads survey points to unemployment falling
from 6 per cent at the end of last year to 5.7 per cent at
the end of March and dropping even more in coming months.
The number ofjob advertisements lifted 1.1 per cent in March,
seasonally adjusted. This bodes well for an ongoing downward
trend in the unemployment rate." ANZ said.
Job advertising on the internet in March rose 2 per cent
but fell 4.6 per cent in newspapers.
In the three months to March the level of internet job advertising
lifted 6.4 per cent compared with the previous the three months,
to be 15.3 per cent higher than a year ago.
Manufacturing grows for 19th month, employment surges to
Thursday April 10 2014
New Zealand's "buoyant" manufacturing sector expanded
for the 19th consecutive month in March as domestic demand
for goods and fast-growing Asian economies fuelled economic
momentum through the first quarter of 2014. The employment
index reached a seven-year high.
The BNZ-BusinessNZ seasonally adjusted performance of manufacturing
index increased to 58.4 in March, from an upwardly revised
56.5 in February, and 53 in March last year. A reading above
50 indicates expansion in the sector.
The PMI averaged 57.1 in the first quarter of 2014 with the
manufacturing sector in a "buoyant mood" making
the most of strong domestic demand and increased exposure
to fast growing Asian economies while negotiating a high kiwi
dollar and global uncertainty, BNZ said.
All five of the seasonally adjusted main diffusion indices
in March expanded, for the first time since October, as finished
stocks edged up to 51.1. The biggest gainer was employment
up 1.6 points to 56.3, its highest level since November 2007,
while deliveries of raw material slipped slightly to 57.1.
Finding skilled workers is a hard task, says survey
NZ Herald April 9, 2014
Forestry was one of the industries
highest levels of hard-to-fill vacancies.
Photo / Natalie Slade
Statistics New Zealand's annual business operations survey
of 36,000 businesses, published last week, found 31 per cent
reporting vacancies that were hard to fill, particularly for
tradespeople. The trend has been rising since 2009.
The number of businesses who say it is getting harder to
find the skilled workers they need is well above the long-term
average, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research reports,
and a survey by Statistics New Zealand sheds some light on
what they are likely to do about it.
In the institute's latest quarterly survey of business opinion,
29 per cent of the firms surveyed said getting skilled or
specialist labour is harder than it was three months ago.
Firms report less difficulty filling unskilled vacancies
than skilled ones but the trend is one of increasing difficulty.
Forestry, machinery manufacturing, construction, telecommunications
and computer systems design were the industries with the highest
levels of hard-to-fill vacancies - all above 40 per cent.
When asked what actions they had taken as a result, 39 per
cent of the businesses reporting hard-to-fill vacancies said
they increased salaries, 35 per cent trained less qualified
recruits, 26 per cent brought in contractors, 23 per cent
recruited overseas and 29 per cent stepped up training.
The World Bank ranked New Zealand best country in the world
to start a business and third in the world for the ease of
doing business last year
08 April 2014
New Zealand's company tax policies are more consistent and
predictable than Australia's, says financial services company
The Asia Pacific Tax Complexity Survey Report, released overnight
in Hong Kong, highlights key tax trends facing businesses
operating in the region.
New Zealand ran against the overall trend identified in the
report, where Asia-Pacific countries, such as Australia, China,
India and Japan were adopting more complex, less consistent
and less predictable tax regimes, Deloitte said.
More than 90 per cent of survey respondents said New Zealand's
tax system was consistent or consistent compared with three
years ago and effectively no survey respondents said the audit
system here had treated them unfairly, compared to more than
half in China and India.
Deloitte chief executive Thomas Pippos said the results highlighted
the stark contrast existing in tax policy and administration
across the region. "On balance, New Zealand has a stable
tax system where laws are relatively certain and the tax authority
is seen as generally fair towards taxpayers," Pippos
"Being seen as a country that is easy to do business
in from a tax perspective is certainly a positive to attracting
global investment, but it's important not to overstate this,
as tax is really only a secondary factor in attracting foreign
"The real driver of global investment remains the extent
The World Bank ranked New Zealand the best country in the
world to start a business and third in the world for the ease
of doing business last year.
Pippos said the Deloitte report was especially relevant for
New Zealand businesses looking to expand offshore, as foreign
tax systems could be troublesome and harder to understand.
Emerging markets, increasingly targeted by New Zealand exporters,
were singled out as having particularly complex tax systems,
with more than 80 per cent of respondents saying India, China
and Indonesia would be the three most complex tax regimes
"The survey results reinforce the risk and challenges
New Zealand businesses face operating in the region as they
confront not only different markets but also different approaches
to tax and tax administration," Pippos said. "It's
about ensuring that everyone goes into these markets with
their eyes wide open, as assumptions are a sure-fire way to
making an expensive mistake.
NZ ranked #1 for social progress
April 3, 2014
A Washington-based think-tank has found that New Zealand
is the most socially advanced country in the world.
The Social Progress Imperative, whose advisory board is led
by Harvard economist Professor Michael Porter, has put New
Zealand first out of 130 countries based on 54 indicators
of social progress.
New Zealand is the happiest
country in the world.
The country tops the world on indicators of personal rights
and freedoms, and comes in the top four for water and sanitation,
access to schooling and tertiary education, and tolerance
and inclusion of minority groups.
Switzerland was close behind with 88.19 points, followed
by Iceland, the Netherlands and Norway. Australia came tenth
with 86.10 points.
The United States was 16th with 82.77 points, scoring in
the bottom half on ecosystem sustainability (69th) and on
health and wellness (70th), again partly because of a high
The index is the latest of many attempts in recent years
to develop better measures of national wellbeing than the
traditional gross domestic product (GDP), which has been widely
criticised for measuring only what can be counted in dollars.
Professor Porter is widely known for his books on international
competitiveness, including a 1991 report on New Zealand's
competitiveness which advocated fostering "clusters"
of internationally competitive firms.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said: "This
report is great news and it backs up what we all know - that
we live in a fantastic country."
Offshore money floods Auckland
March 8, 2014
A jump in the number of Auckland land sales to offshore developers
and investors - has been a feature of the New Zealand property
market over the past six months, says Chris Bayley, international
commercial and industrial director for Bayleys.
Bayley says there has been a significant lift in land sales
across all sectors of the Auckland market on the back of the
region's strong economic recovery, future growth projections
and the opportunities that will open up under the proposed
Auckland Unitary Plan.
Recent land sales include three development sites in Flat
Bush ranging from $4.6 million for 2.4ha to $38 million for
110ha; and two sites on the North Shore and in West Auckland
with residential and mixed use zonings which sold for a total
of $47.8 million.
A number of other large land holdings under sales contracts
to local and offshore buyers are due to go unconditional over
the next few months.
Bayley says a broadening of New Zealand's immigration criteria
in recent years has resulted in substantial numbers of Southeast
Asians securing permanent residency here many of whom are
active participants in the property market, particularly in
the retail sector.
Auckland now more diverse than London
March 4, 2014
It's no secret that Auckland is a diverse city full of different
cultures and new research has shed light on exactly how it
and the rest of the country are changing.
More than 200 ethnic groups are recorded as living here and
Auckland which is considered more diverse than London or Sydney,
with 40 per cent of its population made up of different ethnicities.
The changing makeup of the country's population is featured
in the latest NZ Geographic magazine, which focuses on ethnic
diversity, age, wealth and attitudes, drawn from the latest
Massey University humanities and social sciences research
director Professor Paul Spoonley told the Herald Auckland's
multi-culturally today was way beyond what experts believed.
Kiwis had overall become more accepting of migrant communities.
Their had been a huge noticeable change in Auckland over the
last few years with a big welcome mat out to all migrants
where ever they came from.
Asked why they chose Auckland, migrants general comments
were that the environment is clean, there's fresh air and
there's safety of food ... There's a good education system
and that it was also considered to be a much safer place than
many other countries, such as America, Canada and Australia.
Job ads jump in January, says Seek
February 7, 2014
Job growth in the Auckland market is biggest in the information
and communication technology industries, says Seek.
New Zealand's "rock star economy" is fuelling big
job growth as unemployment plummets.
Seek, the job search business, said employment advertisements
rose 13 per cent last month compared to January 2013 and people
in the provinces were gaining the most ground.
About 24,000 jobs were advertised nationally, up from less
than 21,000 last January.
Statistics New Zealand said this month the labour market
continued to grow and unemployment fell to 6 per cent. There
were 24,000 more people employed in the December 2013 quarter,
following an additional 28,000 in the September quarter.
Last year, the number of people employed rose 3 per cent,
according to the Household Labour Force Survey. Demand for
workers from established businesses rose 1.9 per cent in the
Quarterly Employment Survey.
"We're seeing strength across the labour market, particularly
in the industries that provide services," industry and
labour statistics manager Diane Ramsay said. "The unemployment
rate has been falling and employment rising for the last 18
months, with both now at levels last seen in early 2009."
Annual wage inflation remained steady at 1.6 per cent in
the December 2013 quarter.
Seek's Faulding indicated Aucklanders were the most favoured
when it came to job hunting: 12,000 jobs were advertised in
the city in January, 13 per cent up on last January, she said.
And if you're an Aucklander with skills in the IT area, you
could be in the best position of all.
Faulding said Auckland job ad growth was biggest in the information
and communication technology industries.
The AJI has cancelled its Facebook page due to New Zealand's
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our contact page.
If you want to make Facebook contact with the AJI on general
non specific questions on settlement or general migrant information,
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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
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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
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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.
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require a password to access the site. This site is only available
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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.”
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