Beware the New Points System for “Migrants for Regions”

As most people will tell you, the reason why a quarter of New Zealand’s population live in Auckland is because that’s where most of the jobs are. The remainder are chiefly in Wellington and (rebuild work) in Christchurch. Why then is the NZ government about to award migrants extra application points if they apply to live…

“How Can 50% Nursing Students Fail The Same Paper”

There’s an interesting thread on the Trademe boards today, it’s concerning the ability of nursing students to pass tests set for them in New Zealand and the requirement for them to pay to re-sit those failed tests. It caught our attention as it ties in with what student nurse Linda Tang said a while ago…

The Abuse Of International Students

Want to study in New Zealand? “International students are worth $2 billion annually to the economy. “If you want to put it crudely, they are seen only as cash cows,” said Professor Manying Ip, a professor of Asian studies at Auckland University.” (source) Dr Ip is a respected advocate for Chinese communities living in New…