New Zealand Welcomes 100 Young Slovaks for 12 Months
A 100 young people from Slovakia will have the chance to live and work in New Zealand for a fixed time, while the same number of Kiwis will visit Slovakia, thanks to an agreement signed yesterday by interior minister Daniel Lipsic and New Zealand ambassador Philip Griffiths.
Young people aged 18-35 can apply for the work vacation programmes, allowing them to stay and work in the other country for up to one year. This makes a difference from the three-month stay permitted for Slovaks to date. Ambassador Griffiths says the programme will give young Slovaks the chance to try New Zealand with the prospect of moving there.