In the next year, Pathways will be completing the significant milestone of 30 years in business!

This page reflects the evolution of Pathways to New Zealand from its early formative days in 1992, as a small family-run business, through to the present day where it is the second largest immigration advisory company in New Zealand. Chapter by chapter, we will recall the many paths crossed and the many friends made…

Chapter 14 – Pathways to New Zealand is born!

Chapter 14 – Pathways to New Zealand is born!

Throwback to 2002. Ten years after we began International Student Services (NZ) Ltd and International Investment & Immigration Ltd were merged and renamed as Pathways to New Zealand Ltd.

22 Jul 2021
Chapter 13 - The Immigration Business

Chapter 13 - The Immigration Business

Throwback to 2001. While the international student business, mainly out of China, had boomed for the last few years the immigration business had also grown strongly.

08 Jul 2021
Chapter 12 – Trade New Zealand Export Commendation Award

Chapter 12 – Trade New Zealand Export Commendation Award

Throwback to 2000. The success of the business in opening the China education market was recognised with a Trade New Zealand Export Commendation Award.

01 Jul 2021
Chapter 11 – Chinese Scholarship Programme

Chapter 11 – Chinese Scholarship Programme

Throwback to 2000. This was the year the company launched its New Zealand-wide Chinese scholarship programme for Year 13 students.

24 Jun 2021
Chapter 10 - China education market expansion

Chapter 10 - China education market expansion

Throwback to 1999. The NZ Government expanded the Chinese student quota to 4,000 students.

10 Jun 2021
Chapter 9 - China education market

Chapter 9 - China education market

Throwback to 1998. The New Zealand Government introduced a pilot quota programme to open the China education market.

03 Jun 2021
Chapter 8 – WISE English

Chapter 8 – WISE English

The International Group established The Waikato International School of Education (NZ) Ltd, or WISE English. The school was located within The International Group’s office located at No. 1 Bryce Street, Hamilton.

27 May 2021
Chapter 7 – The China Connection

Chapter 7 – The China Connection

Throwback to 1995. The business employed its first Chinese team member this year and Richard visited China for the first time.

20 May 2021
Chapter 6 – Our First Business Letterheads

Chapter 6 – Our First Business Letterheads

The business had big plans when it was first established as The International Group with a vision to promote New Zealand education, investment, tourism and trade. The business philosophy of providing “pathways to New Zealand” was the plan all along.

13 May 2021
Chapter 5 – Our New Home

Chapter 5 – Our New Home

Throwback to 1995…and The International Group relocated from the KPMG building in Alexandra Street to the top floor of No 1 Bryce Street in the Hamilton CBD, overlooking the Waikato River.

06 May 2021