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NZ Migration Update April 2024

On Sunday 7 April 2024 New Zealand’s Immigration Minister announced immediate changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) scheme. The Government has indicated changes are designed to ensure more stringent testing of the local labour market to reduce the risk of putting New Zealanders out of work and to reduce what the Government has […]


From 1 July 2023: The WHV opened to include UK travellers aged 18-35; UK WHV holders can stay in New Zealand for up to three years; UK WHV holders can work the full duration of their visa; and an annual cap of 15,000 UK Working Holiday Visas will apply.

When assistance isn’t really helpful

In July 2022 all the district health boards within the public health system in New Zealand, merged to become part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand.   These changes coincided with extensive changes within Immigration New Zealand including the introduction of the Accredited Employer Work Visa, the creation of the Green List and the […]

Straight to Residence!

Immigration New Zealand announced on the 11 April 2023 that from 29 May 2023 an additional 32 health roles have been added[…]

Change is Coming

The New Zealand Government is expected to make further announcements regarding changes to Skilled Migrant Category Residence in early 2023[…]

To Apply for a New Passport or Not to Apply for a New Passport?

If your passport expires in six months or less, you will need a new one. Non-negotiable. But what if your passport expires[…]

New Zealand Immigration Update

The immigration minister announced on 5 December, that plans to remove open work rights for partners of work visa holders will[…]

EOIs, NZQAs and English Language Testing Update

Selections of Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) pool resume on 9 November 2022.   From 3 November[…]

New Zealand Update

From December 2022, Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) holders will no longer be able to support partners for Open Partnership Work[…]


New Zealand has introduced a “Straight to Residence” pathway for engineers commencing September 2022.To be eligible[…]

The New Zealand Pay Hike

New Zealand workers have experienced their biggest pay hike on record. Stats NZ figures show median weekly earnings from[…]

Australian State Nominated Migration Program

State and Territory Governments can nominate skilled migrants who hold desirable skills and work experience in select occupations to live[…]

Australian 2022-2023 Migration Program

Australia’s permanent Migration Program is planned annually and carefully designed to achieve a range of economic and social[…]

New Zealand Residence Visa Update

With the closure of the 2021 Residence Visa pathway on 31 July 2022, Immigration New Zealand have introduced three new residence visa[…]


A passport is one of your most valuable possessions.  Unfortunately, for frequent international travellers, passports get a lot of wear[…]

Accredited Employer Work Visa: Employer Update

Some employers accredited under the old Talent (Accredited Employer) scheme are exempt from paying a fee when they apply[…]

New Zealand Update

From 4 July 2022 vaccinated Accredited Employer Work Visa holders can enter New Zealand. From 31 July 2022 all visa categories including[…]

NZ International Border Details

Two weeks ago NZ announced the staged re-opening of its international border.  The detail: There will be three layers of protection[…]

New Zealand Border Update

The New Zealand border will reopen for international travel in five steps. Step 1- From 11.59pm Sunday 27 February, Kiwis and other[…]

Welcoming All Working Holiday Makers!

The Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program now includes over 40 partner countries in two visa subclasses, the Working Holiday (subclass 410[…]


From 23rd December 2021 , all countries will be removed from the Very High Risk country list. There is no longer a requirement for[…]

New Zealand MIQ Urgent Update

In line with Australia and the UK, New Zealand suspended arrivals from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini[…]

New Zealand Travel Update

Fully vaccinated Kiwis and other eligible travellers can travel to NZ from Australia without staying in MIQ from 11.59pm Sunday, 16 Jan[…]

Travel update for vaccinated Australians

The Australian Government has announced that fully vaccinated Australian citizens or permanent residents aged 12 and over who have[…]

NZ MIQ Update

The release of 3,000 rooms across September to December will take place at 9am NZT on Monday 20 September[…]

NZ Travel Update

Whilst the bubble between Australia and New Zealand remains suspended, Australian citizens or permanent resident visa holders may request[…]

Delta Variant impacts NZ MIQ Vouchers

Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) vouchers will remain on hold for weeks as the New Zealand Government handles the Delta outbreak[…]

DFAT Flight Scam Alert

There are reports that Australians overseas are being contacted by someone claiming to be from DFAT, offering flights and requesting[…]

Quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand suspended

If you’re in Australia (except for in NSW) and you usually live in New Zealand, you have until 11:59pm (NZT) on Friday 30 July to return[…]

MIQ NZ Update

At his weekly press conference updating progress on the vaccination roll out, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins warned[…]

Quarantine-free travel paused between NSW and NZ

Changes have been made to New Zealand immigration instructions to implement Quarantine Flights from New South Wales[…]

INZ to Refund Application Fees

The NZ Minister of Immigration has recently agreed to lapse visa applications that cannot be approved due to the border restrictions[…]

New Zealand Children Visa Updates

There has been another series of rumours doing the rounds regarding rule changes to parents and dependent children visas[…]

NZ Working Holiday Visas

Six month extensions have been granted to New Zealand Working Holiday Visa holders whose visas are due to expire between[…]

 Farm work set to go for UK Working Holiday Visa holders

An ‘in principle’ free trade deal agreement between Australia and the United Kingdom has been reached. The first agreement since Brexit[…]

Canadian travellers hotel quarantine update

“Fully vaccinated” Canadian travellers will no longer require mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine upon arrival in Canada[…]

Need Help with Migration? GHS can help!

GHS arranges visas for new recruits and families as part of our service. With a separate migration service devoted to health professionals[…]

Melbourne’s lockdown extended

Victoria’s “circuit breaker” lockdown has been extended for parts of the state after days of rising Covid-19 infections[…]

Immigration New Zealand Updates

Immigration New Zealand continues to adapt to the impact of Covid-19 and is taking this opportunity to reduce costs[…]

New Zealand Travel Updates

Travellers who have been in the state of Victoria on or after 20 May and are landing in New Zealand from anywhere in Australia after 31 May[…]

NZ Immunisation Program

The New Zealand the Immunisation Advisory Centre has created an introductory guide to the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme[…]

The Travel Bubble – The Finer Details

If you’re travelling to Australia on a quarantine-free flight after leaving managed isolation in New Zealand, you will not be eligible[…]

The travel bubble loophole conundrum

The New Zealand Government has extended the suspension of temporary entry class visas for a further three months until 6 August 2021[…]

NZ flags changes to Skilled Migrant Category Residence

Immigration New Zealand continues to flag possible changes to the Skilled Migrant Category for Residence with little by way of detail […]

Increased Scanning Protection for workers exposed to Crystalline Silica

The McGowan Government has made important changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 that will increase protections for workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica in engineered stone product manufacturing, installation, stonemasonry and construction work […]

Need Immigrating Advice? Applying for a Visa? GHS can help!

GHS provides immigration advice and prepares temporary visa applications for you and your family for free if we recruit you to a role […]

Interested in a Working Holiday in NZ? Apply for a Visa Now!

New Zealand’s Working Holiday Visas were suspended last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are now open. Eligible countries are […]

NZ’s MIQ looking up!

New Zealand has released new dates into its Managed Isolation System with many places now available between May and September […]

This Week’s Travel and Immigration News – New Zealand

Boarding a flight to New Zealand? Make sure you are eligible to travel! New Zealand have introduced measures for travellers […]

Border Exemption Request Declined?

All is not lost.  Often border exemptions are refused as applicants have used the wrong terminology or not addressed the requirements of immigration instructions […]

Returning to Canada? Make Sure You Add These Things to Your Checklist. 

As of 21 February 2021 Canadian candidates returning to Canada from a stint in New Zealand or Australia […]

The Race to Vaccinate

New Zealand has arrived at a key point in its response to Covid-19.  On 20 February 2021 the vaccination of border workers […]

Vaccine Passport: What is it and Will You Need One?

Many countries, where vaccination campaigns for Covid-19 are in full swing, are debating the introduction of a “vaccine passport” to […]

Keep Yourself Safe While Travelling to New Zealand

In the 14 days before you leave for New Zealand
Avoid going to high-risk events like parties, social gatherings or crowded places […]

Transit Travel in 2021

The ins and outs of transit travel in a COVID19 world. You are required to present a printed negative COVID19 (PCR) test certificate when transiting […]

Tania – My Experience with GHS

Tania is a South African radiographer who relocated to New Zealand’s North Island in March 2020 to commence her role with our public health facility client…

Climb the rural ladder to professional success

Any misgivings I had regarding a move to a regional role in New Zealand have disappeared since I arrived. On top of a supportive community[…]

Deidre – My Experience with GHS

Deidre is a South African Radiographer/Mammographer who relocated to New Zealand in April 2018.   I was initially contacted by Joanna via my LinkedIn profile in 2015 and then again in 2016 to gauge my interest in working in either Australia or New Zealand. At that time I wasn’t interested in making a move but […]

Visa FAQs: Pre-existing Health Conditions

New Zealand require visa applicants wishing to stay in the country for longer than 12 month to demonstrate an acceptable standard of […]

What to Expect When Travelling to NZ During COVID

New Zealand Arrivals and Quarantine   What happens on arrival? When you arrive by air in New Zealand, you will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms at the airport. Government officials will meet you as you disembark, explain what will be happening and answer any questions.  If you have symptoms or are waiting for the results […]

Melinda – My Experience with GHS

I felt supported and informed throughout the whole process. The team was always professional and caring. I can truly say that the GHS team were personally invested in the wellbeing of our family, wanting only the best for us! We will be forever thankful.

I will always recommend GHS to all my colleagues and friends!

Robyn – My Experience with GHS

I cannot thank GHS enough for everything they have done for me and my family. We never would have made it to this amazing country without the support of the GHS team, we are forever grateful.

I recommend GHS to everyone I know working in the medical industry and will continue to do so.

Melindie – My Experience with GHS

I cannot speak highly enough of GHS and all the team members. They provide a professional and caring service and they have been an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking employment. I am eternally grateful for everything and if I ever need help in the future, they would be the first team I would turn to.

Linda – My Experience with GHS

GHS made the transition to a new country very easy and pleasant, and provided lots of information and references for my further queries. The team still checks in with me on a regular basis. I would recommend GHS to anybody looking for the opportunity to live and work in New Zealand or Australia.

Sunita – My Experience with GHS

Working with Daniella and Patricia has been such a pleasure. They both have a trustworthy and personal nature, and they landed me into a job with an excellent employer. I am so utterly grateful to them for their help with my professional and personal growth.

2020 Winter Newsletter

A very big thank you to all of our new arrivals, who have been subjected to many different trials and tribulations in the past few months! Facing ever changing travel restrictions, barriers to immigration, and issues with flights and accommodation without a single complaint. You have all made our jobs much easier, and for this we cannot thank you enough….

Brooklyn – My Experience with GHS

GHS has been great to work with, they always kept me informed of upcoming assignments that could potentially work with my busy, travelling lifestyle and would contact me to check in throughout all my assignments. I would, and have, recommended GHS to friends and anyone considering working in NZ or Australia!

Merry Christmas From the team at GHS

On behalf of the GHS team we’d like you wish you all a happy holidays and a happy new year.

Suna – My Experience with GHS

I have already, and will continue to recommend the services of GHS to any health professional that they might be able to assist. They truly played a major part in making our dream of living and working in Australia a reality!

Visit GHS at the ASA in Brisbane

Belinda and Amanda are ready to assist you with any questions you may have…come chat to GHS and enjoy a chocolate fish or two!

GHS celebrates turning 20!

Today the GHS staff acknowledged our 20th Birthday with cake! Having grown from a two person operation we continue to give a personalised and professional service to medical imaging and allied health professionals. We’ve stayed true to our commitment to give candidates the most appropriate advice for their circumstances. This starts with registration information and […]

Fancy long holidays…why not consider locum work in 2020?

Brichelle took this stunning shot in Mansfield, Victoria whilst having a break between assignments. Brichelle is a radiographer with a varied skill set and has been undertaking locums through GHS for several years. She has worked all over Australia and this enables her to take long holidays.          

2018 Winter Newsletter

Are you an experienced echosonographer looking for a new challenge? Our client is based close to Sydney, on the coast and is seeking a new sonographer to join their friendly team. If you would like to make a new life in a thriving community and work with a small dedicated team, this might be the job for you. Contact us now to discuss…

Sonographer burnout

An interesting article for sonographers……undertaking locum work and having regular breaks may be an ideal solution! http://www.sonographers.org/public/12/files/SFX_News/SFX%201704.pdf

2017-2018 Summer Newsletter

The GHS team kicked off their Christmas celebrations with a cocktail making class at Choo Choo’s bar. This was then followed by a lovely lunch at Elizabeth Quay’s, Isle Of Voyage on the picturesque Swan River. We exchanged ‘Secret Santa’ gifts and enjoyed the beautiful summer weather Western Australia has to offer….

2017 Spring Newsletter

Looking for a change? We have a number of breast imaging clients located across both Australia and New Zealand looking for locum and long term radiographers with mammography experience. Roles are varied between mobile and static, with majority offering competitive base salaries and daily allowances. If you are interested or know someone who might be, contact us today to join the GHS team….

Another winner….

GHS exhibited at the ASA Special Interest Group Symposium in Adelaide this weekend. It was great to put faces to names we know and to meet sonographers we haven’t met before! The winner of the “Guess the Fish” competition was Marilyn Holgate from New Zealand. We hope Marilyn enjoys her Flight Centre travel voucher.