The Regions, founded by Benjamin and Patricia De’Ath, have a dedicated team working to support various industry sectors in New Zealand that are facing labour shortages.
Through expert immigration representation, we lobby the government and drive immigration policies essential to the industries we represent.
Our mission is to create brighter futures for employers, staff, and their families by offering employment, along with full lifestyle settlement solutions.
We specialise in addressing complex labour shortages and establishing pathways for individuals wanting to relocate to or remain in New Zealand. Our holistic approach integrates recruitment and pastoral care services, ensuring a seamless fit between employees and employers.
As immigration and recruitment specialists, we take pride in being trusted partners and advisors, shaping immigration policies and facilitating access to international talent to meet local needs.
One of our points of difference is our focus on the settling-in stage of the recruitment process. We provide ongoing support and pastoral care to help our skilled workers, their families and their employers to acclimatise to their new situation, overcome cultural differences, and achieve the best outcomes for work and life in New Zealand.
"Before dealing with The Regions, we were doing all the visa applications ourselves. There's a lot involved. We just didn't know which questions to answer. Whereas you give it to The Regions and they do the job for you, which is fantastic. If I ring Ben he answers my calls, and that to me is just incredible as he's the boss, and our Key Account Manager Michelle is just awesome, They just get everything done we need"
Dave Fraser - Fraser Farms
"What's really important as a farm manager is to have a right fit of staff, and when you have a large team, it's important that we can all work together and support each other. Since The Regions has come on board, we now have a stable reliable team that are here to get the job done. The advantage for us has been that we're no longer having high staff turnover, and we can actually go away sometimes now and relax and get a bit more time to spend with family. We found the right people and the business is running well, thanks to The Regions."
Hamish McLean - Bay Farms
"Reliability and attitude goes a long way. And that's what our Filipino works bring to the table. Since The Regions has come on board, we now have a stable, reliable team that are here to get the job done."
"I would recommend working with The Regions to anyone that asked me"
Duncan Scott - D & J Scott Trust
""Since enlisting the Regions we have had a 100% success rate with obtaining work visas. It has been a huge relief of pressure taken off the business to have Ben and his team complete the work for us. They are always up to date with all immigration changes, quick to respond and go out of their way to give additional advice. Previously when we had an issue with a work visa Ben immediately came up with a plan to resolve the issue with little stress to the staff member involved. We will continue to use and support The Regions for our Work Visas.""
Nicola Whittle - BEL Group Dairy Farms
""Thank you to the team at The Regions for our latest recruitment to our team! Employing staff can be a challenging job but The Regions half the challenge. It's felt like we hardly had to lift a finger at all, The Regions team take care of everything"'
Hayden Edmeades - Stonepines Farms
"The regions have been excellent at understanding our needs as a farming business and recruited people with personalities that suit us and our team. The recruiting process has been hassle-free and well communicated".
Adam Giddens - Gidlands Farm
"When looking to hire overseas staff, we didn't know how or where to start. I asked around and someone recommended that I contact The Regions. Since working with The Regions I have found them to be Professional, Patient, and Reliable, any issues we had with our application were dealt with and we were kept updated every step of the way. We would highly recommend The Regions to anyone looking at recruiting overseas staff".
Sol Corrales - White Plains Ventures
"Over the many years of working with The Regions, we have always had great service and excellent results. Any time there had been issues or delays with visas, The Regions team worked with us effectively to get these resolved.
I would highly recommend The Regions for any immigration needs".
Nicola Whittle – Bel Group Dairy Farms
""At Fortuna Group we milk over 10,000 cows and are heavily invested in our workforce, many of whom are on visas. For the past 5 years, we have Leaned on the Team from The Regions who have exclusively served our Recruitment and Immigration Needs.""