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Filipino nurses’ guide to practice in New Zealand 2017

By Crispin R. Aranda/manilatimes.net – From just over 10,000 in 2001, the number of Filipinos in New Zealand increased to more than 40,347 in 2013 (the last census published), a significant number of whom were nurses and engineers. Approximately 2,000 more join their kababayan as international students each year. To Read more »

Agents ‘trick’ nurses into signing bonds

By Michelle Robinson – stuff.co.nz Filipino nurses are being lured to New Zealand only to end up bonded in caregiving roles at rest homes, the national nurses’ organisation says.

Pinoy nurses warned of ‘English language’ scam in NZ

Migrants’ advocacy group Migrante-Aotearoa on Friday warned Filipino nurses planning to work in New Zealand not to fall for a purported English-language proficiency program that’s actually a scam which drives many nurses into debt as their families sell assets at home just to pay for “exorbitant” tuition and recruitment fees. Read more »

New Zealand visa agreement for Filipino healthcare and skilled workers

New Zealand will offer a number of New Zealand visas for Filipino nurses and engineers, as well as other skilled workers, as part of the ASEAN Australia New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).

Nurses can continue emigrating to New Zealand, process made simpler

The New Zealand Visa Bureau The New Zealand Nursing Council has told Filipino authorities that the option for emigrating to New Zealand through the skilled stream for nurses will remain open, particularly for Filipinos.

Filipino nurses still welcome in New Zealand – DFA

Despite reports of discrimination, Filipino nurses are still welcome to work in New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.

Filipino nurse accused of slapping patient cleared

A Filipino nurse working in an unidentified rest home has been cleared of professional misconduct in Auckland, New Zealand.

New Zealand: Luring or repelling Filipino nurses?

By Kimberly Jane T. Tan Amid speculations that New Zealand is cutting down on foreign workers, the island country is still marketing itself to be a “choice” destination country for overseas Filipino workers (OFW).

Move on Filipino nurses threatens political fallout

By Lincoln Tan Failure to register Philippine-trained nurses is not only turning many into overstayers, it puts New Zealand at risk of political backlash, Philippine Ambassador Bienvenido Tejano warns.

Training concerns close jobs door for Filipino nurses

By Lincoln Tan Filipino nurses who cannot obtain registration in New Zealand are asking the Nurses Society to help them find jobs overseas.