Latest Skilled Migrant fortnightly selection

The Skilled Migrant Category offers you the opportunity to move to New Zealand to live and work permanently. If you qualify for enough points under the Skilled Migrant Category, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).

The latest selection took place on 3 December and a total of 775 EOIs were selected. 405 of these had a points total of 140 or more.

July changes to the SMC mean that you can gain extra credit for work experience and New Zealand qualifications.

For information on how to get a New Zealand visa, plus loads of ideas on where to live and how to make your emigration plans run smoothly, take a look at www.workingin-newzealand.com.

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Record season for New Zealand’s ski fields

New Zealand’s ski fields have had their best season ever, according to Ski Areas Association spokesman Miles Davidson, with skiers enjoying fantastic conditions through until October in the south and November in the north.

If you’re a keen skier or have always wanted to give it a go, then living in New Zealand could be your ticket to a lifestyle that combines good work prospects with the great outdoors.

Many cities and towns are within easy driving distance of the slopes – plus where else in the world can you ski in the morning and then swim or water-ski in the afternoon?

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