Samoan immigration scheme to NZ overwhelmed | Pacific Beat

Samoan immigration scheme to NZ overwhelmed

Samoan immigration scheme to NZ overwhelmed

Updated 13 June 2013, 10:12 AEST

More and more Samoans are veiwing New Zealand, despite its tough economic times, as the land of opportunity.

18,000 Samoans have applied to migrate to New Zealand under the Samoan Quota scheme that allows in 1,100 each year.

The lucky applicants will be selected randomly by computer and will then have to line up a job in New Zealand before they leave Apia.

Pacific Regional Manager at Immigration New Zealand, Alan Barry, says the number of applicants migrating to New Zealand this year will increase because there are more open doors for employment.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Alan Barry, Pacific Regional Manager, Immigration New Zealand

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