Twenty-nine-year-old European professional fluent in English desperately seeks country to work in, pay taxes to and grow old with. Likes rugby, chats about politics and runs in the park.
Of the thousands of potential migrants looking to form a meaningful - and legal - bond with this country every year, German native Jörn Adam stacks up pretty well. He holds a four-year degree in commerce and engineering, devotes his spare time to sports coaching and was chuffed when, on his return from a holiday in Germany, a New Zealand airport official said, "Welcome home."
But he almost gave up trying to stay here after going a few rounds with the immigration industry.
The financial consultant felt drawn to New Zealand when spending a semester here as a student. He came ...
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