New Zealand signs reciprocal working agreement with Israel

March 3, 2010 by J-Wire
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Up to 200 young New Zealanders will be able to spend a year in Israel following the signing of a reciprocal Working Holiday Scheme.

Murray McCully

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully who is currently visiting Israel Murray McCully made the announcement in Jerusalem yesterday.

“This arrangement will enable young New Zealanders and Israelis aged between 18 and 30 to stay longer in our respective countries, and to work and study as an incidental part of their visit,” Mr McCully said.

“The agreement will help deepen our tourism and education links, and over time contribute to growth in our bilateral commercial, trade and investment links.

“Israel is already our largest tourist market in the Middle East, and it is an affluent economy that will present opportunities for New Zealand,” Mr McCully said.

The arrangement was signed in Jerusalem overnight.  The Working Holiday Scheme will be implemented once each country has completed necessary domestic processes.


2 Responses to “New Zealand signs reciprocal working agreement with Israel”
  1. nicole says:

    Did this agreement ever go through??I am in israel now and trying to work but i cant find any recent information on this scheme?

  2. Good to hear Israel and New Zealand signing an aggreement. But expect to hear from the human rights commision for “age discrimination.” i have work to do in Israel esential to Israel’s cause and right. These lampoons have delivered yet another smack in the face with their “age discrimination.”

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