Legislation introduced by the Government at the end of last year and expected to be passed soon will tighten the rules around foreign ownership of residential property. In the main, only New Zealand citizens, Australian citizens or New Zealand permanent residents who satisfy certain conditions will have the right to buy a home here without… Read More.

[Spring 2011] Immigrants to New Zealand, with valid temporary visas, regularly decide to extend their stay. To do this they lodge another application with the Department of Labour, while in the country. A system has been in place, since 2010, to assist immigrants to maintain their lawful entitlement to stay in New Zealand whilst between… Read More.