Has the pendulum swung too far? QCL principal Marcus Beveridge addressed the opening of the NZAMI annual conference this year. QCL was pleased to help explore the topics surrounding Sustainable Business Policies.

Marcus discussed in his presentation:

  • Investor Category
    What are the numbers? How do we compare to other jurisdictions?  Is the Investor Category Sustainable?

    Entrepreneur Work Visa
    What are the numbers? How do we compare to other jurisdictions? Is the Entrepreneur Work Visa Ambiguous?

Annette King 2015We were  proud to share the stage with Anette King , and Darren Calder. Anette spoke to the Labour Party perspective on the polices for Immigration.  Anette completed a BA from Waikato University while working full time and was the MP for Horowhenua from 1984 until 1990. She was appointed Under Secretary in 1987 and Minister in the 4th Labour Government 1989 – 1990.  Following the reshuffle of portfolios in February 2013, Anette took over the responsibility of Spokesperson for Health. Following the 2014 election, she was elected at Deputy Leader of the Opposition, with the Health portfolio. To find out more visit the NZAMI website.


Darren Covered very interesting areas including just what is Sustainable? Focussing on the creation of employment which should be ongoing and sustainable.  If your employment is sustainable and you are creating sustainable and full-time employment for New Zealand citizens or residents your application will generally be viewed in a positive light.

  • One takeaway from Darrens presentation would be the Immigration System is a complex system with Multiple stakeholders.
  • Darren Calder, BMB Manager, INZ

Darren_Calder_-_Bio_Darren Calder is a Operations Manager having spent over 20 years within the banking and finance sector and his presentation on Sustainable Business Policies was very well received today. Well done! Check out a copy of his powerpoint
Download Darren presentation here. Darren was awarded the Prime Ministers scholarship with Education NZ to attend the prestigious Indian Institute of Foreign Trade – “Doing Business in India” program in 2014 so he has a unique insight into International Business development and Trade. Darren is in his final year completing his Masters in Information Management at Victoria University.

Millionaire immigration is becoming increasingly important to the NZ economy. It forms a critical component in Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce’s “New Zealand Investment Attraction Strategy.” This “smart capital” idea involves doubling the amount of immigration investors and entrepreneurs capital to $7 billion within 3 years.

Queen City Law has probably acted on more $10M and $1.5 M and other successful immigration applications than any other law firm in New Zealand. QCL’s Immigration Team is excellent – the depth and breadth of its services unparalleled in the NZ marketplace.

Call us any time if we can assist or any of this resonates with you!

Bradley has recently returned from Hong Kong and Singapore after presenting to NAB, ABN AMRO and S&P. So we will look forward to more reports on this area from Bradley.