New Zealand welcomes entrepreneurs. But where’s the best place to start your business? Immigration New Zealand has significantly increased the points value for entrepreneurs setting businesses up outside of Auckland. 40 points (out of the required 120) are being granted for businesses being established outside Auckland. This reduces the amount of capital investment required and the number of jobs that need to be created. What does this mean for entrepreneurs? This means an entrepreneur can establish a business with a capital investment of as little as NZ $200, 000 and creating new jobs for 2 employees.
It’s being reported in the press that, post-Brexit, 10,000 Britons have expressed an interest in migrating to New Zealand. There are those who point out that the country is already experiencing a record migration boom. Economic reports seem to suggest that high immigration numbers are suppressing wages and putting strain on an already overheated property market, especially in Auckland. As Liam Dann points out in his recent article “At some point the effects of immigration do have a real impact on a country. Many of these things are very positive but side-effects have to be