Fijians warned of scam employment in New Zealand

10 February 2006

Radio New Zealand International Online reports that New Zealand's Immigration minister is warning people in Fiji to be wary of a company reportedly promising jobs picking apples in New Zealand.

Reports say that "Pooz Travel World" is charging up to two thousand New Zealand dollars in return for a job. Immigration officials say there is no need to go through an employment consultant in order to work in New Zealand, and people would be better off approaching the New Zealand High Commission directly.

He recommends that people should not pay large sums of money for a service when there is no guarantee of finding suitable work.