Playboy’s Paradise – a New Brand for New Zealand?

The Auckland arrest of billionaire Kim Dotcom, an investor and online piracy facilitator file-sharing host, in his mansion made worldwide news headlines – and cost Kiwi taxpayers at least $70,000. Along with American agents, the New Zealand police had been conducting an investigation into Dotcom’s website Megaupload since August of last year. He and six…

‘Jobs For Kiwis’ Hits Orcharding Industry

Tough luck if you’re planning to fund a holiday in New Zealand by picking fruit. According to one article in the Nelson Mail orchardists in the region have been inundated with so many requests for work that they’ve been able to pick and chose who they employ. Tourists are likely to get pipped at the…

Another British Migrant May Be Forced To Leave NZ

It looks as if there is evidence that the colloquially named “Jobs for kiwis” policy may still be being implemented in New Zealand. A highly regarded British employee may be forced to leave the country because his work permit may not be renewed despite his employer being unable to find someone to fill the post.…