While the unnamed couple did not have job offers and indeed had no connection with the country, they scored well on other aspects of their application.Ye gads, I hope no one ever calculates my potential cost to the health system to establish where I get to live!
The husband was a butcher with an Arts degree and culinary qualification, and the wife who had business qualifications also had 17 year's experience in design.
INZ concluded that although the couple "had the potential to have a relatively significant contribution to New Zealand through their skills and experience, it was not compelling enough to outweigh the potential cost (the wife) was likely to impose on the NZ health service", the board said.
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
at 12:41 pm by Julie
Idiot Savant noticed this in today's Herald and emailed it through. Basically an American couple have been refused residency in NZ mainly because of the Body Mass Index (BMI) of the wife, who weighs 135kg: