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New Zealand immigration growth highest in five years
Visa Bureau NZ ^ | 23 November 2009

Posted on 12/12/2009 5:25:51 PM PST by Lorianne

New Zealand’s immigration growth reached the highest level in more than five years in the year to October, a further indication that consumer spending and increased demand for housing may speed the economy.

In the year ending October 31, New Zealand immigration numbers saw an increase of 18,560 permanent migrant arrivals, up from 17,043 in the 12 months through September and the most since the period ended August 2004.

The increase in immigration and the numbers of permanent migrants coming to work in New Zealand has coincided with a rise in retail spending and consumer confidence reaching a 22-month high.

Permanent migrants who wish to emigrate and work in New Zealand must have a New Zealand visa to do so.

Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard last month said rising house prices and a building increase in household spending were buoying the economy, which grew in the three months ended June 30.

The increase in net New Zealand immigration, reported by Statistics New Zealand, has been boosted by the fact that fewer New Zealanders heading overseas and permanent departures fell 18 per cent in the year ended October 31.

Statistics New Zealand says that amounts to 15,600 fewer citizens leaving permanently in the year ended October 31 compared with the year earlier.

(Excerpt) Read more at visabureau.com ...


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1 posted on 12/12/2009 5:25:51 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

...are they white, or are the Kiwis being over run by third world peasants that will lower New Zeland’s standard of living?


2 posted on 12/12/2009 5:31:27 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Lorianne

My Aunt has a farm there. She spends half the year here and half the yer there. It won’t be long before she spends the rest of her life there.

(I’m hoping she’ll ask me to carry her luggage for her, next time she goes down!)


3 posted on 12/12/2009 5:35:10 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ( "When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both." - James Davidson)
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To: STONEWALLS

That’s pretty much what I was thinking, but more concerned about wether they were muslims or not than their skin color.


4 posted on 12/12/2009 5:35:38 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’ve been yearning to move to The Shire for the past ten years.

My husband wants an interview to be the apprentice to the Wizard of Christchurch. Their lifestyle looks a lot more relaxed and sane compared to what the US is becoming.


5 posted on 12/12/2009 5:38:52 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: STONEWALLS

Years ago New Zealand had a strongly controlled immigration policy, don’t know if it is still in effect. You had to have a craft or profession that would be beneficial to the overall well being of the country and you only had a few years (I believe it was five years) to prove it or you were gone. Race, religion didn’t play into the equation.


6 posted on 12/12/2009 5:43:14 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama, not so much.)
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To: STONEWALLS
You are an idiot.


7 posted on 12/12/2009 5:44:45 PM PST by stormer
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Their wine industry is booming, as well it should. They put out the best Sauvignon Blancs on the planet, down there in Marlborogh.


8 posted on 12/12/2009 5:50:55 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Thanks for the tip! I’m already loving the Australian wines. :)


9 posted on 12/12/2009 5:53:27 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ( "When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both." - James Davidson)
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To: Lorianne
Beautiful country. I have personally looked into immigrating there. I am thinking of going back there for vacation next year - my 11 year old and I would travel and stay in the Hostels.
10 posted on 12/12/2009 6:26:26 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: stormer

....and you are a dunbass who thinks that people have the right to live in any country they please....goodbye!


11 posted on 12/12/2009 6:39:30 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: STONEWALLS

At least I can spell dumbass, dumbass. By the way, the laundry called - your sheets are ready.


12 posted on 12/12/2009 6:48:58 PM PST by stormer
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To: STONEWALLS

At least I can spell dumbass, dumbass. By the way, the laundry called - your sheets are ready.


13 posted on 12/12/2009 6:49:50 PM PST by stormer
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To: STONEWALLS
Seems to me if it weren`t for the white “peasants” here, we wouldn`t be in the situation we`re in.They did help in the vote in “hope and change”, but refresh my memory, by how much?
So please don`t go there,because there`s plenty on that socialist blaimie thingie to go around,you just seem to be willing to give them a pass. Tell me,what skin color are Reid, Pelosi, Gore,...,shall I go on,and on,and on.
14 posted on 12/12/2009 6:51:17 PM PST by nomad
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To: Lorianne

I would love to visit Auckland...


16 posted on 12/12/2009 9:49:31 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: karpar

Yep, at one time it was the whites who were the “immigrants” in NZ.


17 posted on 12/12/2009 9:53:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

,,, Auckland is where you land and do customs and immigration in the North Island - Christchurch in the South Island. There’s a lot more choice. Don’t get caught up in Auckland too long.


18 posted on 12/13/2009 1:06:09 AM PST by shaggy eel
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To: txhurl

,,, there’s a new company called Ohau Gravels which just took a gold medal for their first pick of pinot gris. I’ve yet to try it. Sauvignon blancs are superb from Marlborough region though, as you say.


19 posted on 12/13/2009 1:09:04 AM PST by shaggy eel
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To: stormer; STONEWALLS
What's wrong (besides being politically incorrect) with what he said? I'm sick of seeing this country, and the rest of western civilization, being converted into the 3rd world.

Every time (thousands of times daily) a 3rd-worlder strolls across the border or drops an anchor baby, it makes me poorer and the nation weaker.

Not only are these demographic changes ruining the western nations, they virtually eliminate any chance of positive reform in third-world countries the new "Americans" come from - those places don't produce many "best and brightest" as it is, and allowing all of them to move to the west takes away any pressure and ability to reform those crap-holes.

I was born into a strong, prosperous and united nation of 200 million predominately european-descended persons with the same culture, religion and outlook. If you think that the addition of 125 million-plus third-worlders over the last 40 years has improved this country in any way, you're either a resident of one of the few remaining predominately "white" areas of the US, or you are a fool.

You obviously support the conversion of the US into a balkanized, poor and weak 3rd-world country, and you are going to get your way - let me know how happy you are when the changes catch up to you... you know, when one of those 50 mexicans living in the house next door to you "takes a liking" to your 6-year old daughter, or when one of those nice, hard-working somalis around the corner goes "sudden jihad" at the mall your wife is shopping in.

Hope and change baby!

20 posted on 12/13/2009 5:28:34 AM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Don't blame me - I voted for Ron Paul!)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE; karpar; nomad; stormer

“If you think that the addition of 125 million-plus third-worlders over the last 40 years has improved this country in any way, you’re either a resident of one of the few remaining predominately “white” areas of the US, or you are a fool.”

....you’re right...the flood of 3rd worlders have set this country back and other Anglo/European-Judeo/Christian nations as well...they are being subsumed by people who have largely ruined their old country and now feel entitled to settle anywhere they please...what do they have to offer us?....people have lived in Somalia for 250,000 years and look at them now...and BTW, did anybody ever explain to the American people why it was necessary to transform our country?

“You obviously support the conversion of the US into a balkanized, poor and weak 3rd-world country,...”
....and thus the coming Civil War in which the country will fracture along racial lines...Europe/Africa/Asia have all had recent tribal wars of secession&partition...in time, we will too.
http://www.timebomb2000.com/misc/CWII.pdf


21 posted on 12/13/2009 7:20:54 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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