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Auckland Hebrew Congregation:

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Beth Shalom - progressive Jewish congregation in Auckland:

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Auckland and New Zealand news:

Self contained cottages available to new immigrants for short term rental

Shalom Court is an award winning Aged Care facility located in the sought after suburb of St Johns, Auckland.

We have one-bedroom self-contained cottages available to the community and new immigrants for short term rental (subject to availability). Cottages are available at NZ$65 per day or NZ$75 per day for two people and come complete with ensuite bathroom, lounge and kitchenette.

Shalom Court is within walking distance to Meadowbank Shopping Centre and the Raye Freedman Library where Shabbat Services are held.

Bus stops to and from the city centre are outside the facility.

The AJI has found that due to the requirement when making immigration applications to secure a job offer, many potential migrants have opted to personally come to Auckland on a 3 monthly visitors visa. This allows them to engage personally with prospective employers. These cottages offer a low cost rental in a Jewish environment.

To enquire about or view a cottage, please contact Michal Aharony on +64 9 521 7325 or email office@shalomcourt.co.nz.

Expressions of interests will be considered on a case by case basis.

Click here to download an information sheet in PDF format.

Auckland Hebrew Congregation buys private school campus


The Saint Kentigern Girls' School property is a large piece of land - 1.24 hectares, equivalent to
three acres - on the northern slopes of one of Auckland's most affluent suburbs.

Auckland private school Saint Kentigern has sold its Remuera Road property to the Auckland Hebrew Congregation.

The school's board of trustees said on Monday it had reached an agreement to sell the current site of its girls' school and preschool, valued at $23 million.

The buildings, covering a land area of 1.24 hectares, included classrooms, science and technology blocks, a preschool, a two-level villa, an assembly hall, a large swimming pool with changing sheds, a tennis court and open spaces.

The buildings range in age from the original homestead in the centre of the site, built about 90 years ago, to the art block, constructed in 2001.

Saint Kentigern plans to shift its girls' school, which goes up to year eight, and co-ed preschool to new buildings within the campus of Saint Kentigern Boys' School on Shore Road in Remuera.

Those moves would be made in 2022 and early 2023 respectively.

The board said it understood the Auckland Hebrew Community would continue to use the Remuera Rd campus as an educational facility.

Board chair Dr John Kernohan said he was "particularly delighted to see that it would now continue to meet the needs of another faith-based community".

"Saint Kentigern has longstanding and warm ties with the Auckland Jewish community, making this outcome especially welcome."

Kiwi tech star on hiring spree

An Auckland based software company needs to hire 125 staff as it pushes into North America and other markets.

The cloud point-of-sale software maker currently has around 300 employees. Some 54 of the new hires will be in New Zealand.

Chief executive says there are now more than 25,000 retailers worldwide who pay to use their product.

One of the company's immediate points of focus is the North American market, where it has launched strategic partnerships with ten of the largest payment processors in North America.

For more information contact the Auckland Jewish Immigration (AJI).

For more information on Information Technology jobs click here.

Great News for all Immigrants trying to meet the required English language qualifications

Pearson PTE Academic (PTE) is an English language global teaching institution that can be accessed on their website.

Once you have qualified successfully through PTE, you can expect your English to be approved by Immigration New Zealand for all student and migration visa applications, and accepted by all New Zealand universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics, and by thousands of institutions worldwide for admission purposes.

PTE utilises state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide the most accurate and objective test of academic English available.

Students and migrants prefer PTE as it is the most unbiased proof of a candidate's English skills and quickly returns their results, with 8 out of 10 test takers receiving their scores in 2 days.

The AJI welcomes this new organisation because we know how difficult it can be to reach the required levels of English to complete their immigration applications.

More information at https://pearsonpte.com

New Zealand Immigration direct contacts

Contacting Immigration New Zealand regarding a new visa application has never been so easy.

You can call the Immigration Contact Centre from 6:00am Monday to midnight on Saturday (New Zealand Time).

If you have already applied for a visa, ensure you have your client number, application number and passport number with you when you call.

You can request urgent assistance from the Immigration Contact Centre, including requests that may require a face-to-face appointment.

For more information go to the NZ Immigration contact web page.

Investor 2 Resident Visa

Experienced business people who have a minimum of NZ $3 million in available funds or assets can apply for New Zealand residence.

Before you can apply, you will need to send New Zealand Immigration an Expression of Interest telling them about your business experience and investment.

If your Expression of Interest is successful they will invite you and your partner and dependent children to apply for New Zealand residency.

More information at https://www.immigration.govt.nz

New Zealand urgently needs your Construction skills

New Zealand needs skilled tradesmen and women to address a critical shortage of skills in the construction industry. If you are a carpenter, a plumber or electrician, then we need your skills!

Jobs are available right across the industry including project managers, building inspectors, surveyors and engineers. In addition to residential construction, there are commercial construction projects including a 54 level tower to be built in Auckland.

For more information click here.

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