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 Report sets out recovery framework for New Zealand schools

Report sets out recovery framework for New Zealand schools

As in Australia, New Zealand’s schools and universities have seen their ability to recruit international students badly disrupted by continuing COVID-related border restrictions. While no clear timeline has...

 New Zealand to begin opening to vaccinated travellers in 2022

New Zealand to begin opening to vaccinated travellers in 2022

International students will have to wait until at least 2022 to travel to New Zealand for study, and educators are growing increasingly concerned that the government is cooling...

 New Zealand to close files and refund processing fees for visa backlog

New Zealand to close files and refund processing fees for visa backlog

Immigration New Zealand has confirmed that up to 50,000 pending visa applications will be closed, and the associated processing fees and levies refunded, given that the files “cannot...

 New Zealand signals that border closures will remain in place into 2022

New Zealand signals that border closures will remain in place into 2022

The New Zealand government has announced that borders will likely remain closed, for the most part, to international students in 2021, as it continues to pursue its COVID...

 EC closing locations in four countries, including all centres in Australia and New Zealand

EC closing locations in four countries, including all centres in Australia and New Zealand

Leading ELT chain EC English Language Centres announced today that it will close its schools in New Zealand and Australia along with selected centres in the UK and...

New Zealand aims to build on positive perceptions from COVID response

Before the pandemic, when you thought about New Zealand, you probably thought first about nature and stunning landscapes. But New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s handling of the...

New Zealand border exception will allow 1,000 international students to return this year

Beginning in April 2021, the New Zealand government will welcome back 1,000 international students who found themselves outside of the country when New Zealand closed its borders due...

New Zealand takes next step in recovery plan with major pathways initiative

Most foreign travel to New Zealand remains suspended, following an October 2020 announcement that a previous halt on temporary visa visitors, including study visas, would continue until February...

New Zealand to allow first international students to return this year

The government of New Zealand has been rightly lauded for its approach to protecting citizens during the pandemic, and this has included an almost-total shutdown of the country’s...

New Zealand cautions on border reopening, announces industry relief funding

New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins sounded a cautious note during a 27 July media briefing, which focused in part on the introduction of a new recovery strategy...

New Zealand’s international enrolment declined in 2018 as “planned rebalancing” continues

Newly released enrolment data highlights that international student numbers in New Zealand fell for a second consecutive year in 2018. Even so, some education sectors registered strong growth,...

New Zealand introduces new electronic travel authorisation and levy

Immigration New Zealand has announced that a new electronic travel authorisation will be in effect as of 1 October 2019. The new authorisation – the New Zealand Electronic Travel...

New Zealand puts the emphasis on student experience

One year ago, New Zealand Minister of Education Chris Hipkins announced the New Zealand Education Strategy 2018–2030 at the annual NZIEC conference. The 2019 edition of the conference...

New Zealand moving to smooth pathways between language learning and degree studies

With the stroke of a pen, a new agreement between two peak bodies in New Zealand will help to structure and standardise pathways between the country’s language schools...

New Zealand educators raise the alarm about visa delays

A recently released ministerial briefing document from Education New Zealand (ENZ) makes it clear that the country’s...