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Asian Auckland – A new report from the Asia New Zealand Foundation

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has released a very interesting new report which reveals the increasing diversity of Auckland’s Asian communities. “Asian Auckland: The multiple meanings of diversity” details the history and trends of Asian migration to Auckland, especially since 2006. It was commissioned by the Asia New Zealand Foundation as part of a series of reports […]

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Update on the Parent Category (Residency)

This week sees the QCL immigration team casting light on some of the recent changes in the Parent Category for New Zealand Residency. Rita Worner is the author and an integral part of the QCL immigration team and an expert in the Parent Category of NZ visa. Rita is primarily involved in immigration and employment law […]

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Migrant worker complaints growing

Interesting article on the dark side of NZ farming employment law. Good reporting from Radio NZ again, Read the full Ian Telfer article on RNZ site. With more and more stories like this coming out its highly likely a crackdown is coming. Industry group Dairy NZ says it is working with the Labour Inspectorate to improve labour practices, […]

Enterprise Investment and Development – Chinese Investment in New Zealand

Recently Queen City Law were invited to deliver a presentation as the NZ leading property and construction law firm to the Zhongshan Enterprise Investment and Development Association who had travelled to New Zealand representing Guangdong Province, in China. To find out more about Guandong Province click here. Other presenters include Head of Migration Banking, BNZ, CA from William […]

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Is my will in order? What will happen when I die?

Many people do not want to think about their death and the impact of their death on their loved ones even though it is about the only certainty in life, although there is a lingering question of “when?” This week Tina Hwang examines what will happen when you die? To read this article as a […]

Understanding IEP and DEE in Apartments

  What is an Initial Evaluation Procedure (IEP) or Detailed Engineering Evaluation report (DEE) and why is it so important when you buy apartments or commercial buildings? These all help you determine whether the building may be earthquake prone and will also affect your bank’s lending, your insurance cover/premiums, your tenants rights and obligations towards […]

New hot and cold spots for first homes

Interesting new article by Alanah Eriksen for the New Zealand Herald Monday Apr 21, 2014 Read the full article here The new hot and cold spots for first homes Reserve Bank’s tactics of limiting number of low-deposit loans is affecting first-home buyers, study shows, and is rapidly changing the landscape of the Auckland property market […]

Presentation on the New Entrepreneur Work Visa Category – 10 March 2014

The New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (“NZAMI”) invited Marcus and Bradley to present on the New Entrepreneur Work Visa Category on 10 March 2014. The presentation focused on the key changes that are being implemented and the potential issues that are expected to arise and was attended by nearly 100 immigration companies all […]

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Residents liable for deportation after criminal conviction

In this short article Tina Hwang discusses her experiences successfully appealing sentances handed out under the Immigration Act 2009. Tina explores some of the important issues relating to deportation. To read more articles by Tina click here. To read more about Queen City Law property expert Tina Hwang click here. To download the article as a […]

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Immigrants good for economy – NZIER

Immigrants good for economy says the NZIER in a recent report. A leading economic think tank says doubling New Zealand’s annual immigration target could inject an extra $1.8 billion annually into the economy. The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) is calling for a more ambitious population policy which it says will drive competition […]