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Changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas

17 Sep 2019

The Government has announced a number of changes to the employer-assisted temporary work visa system that will affect employer wanting to recruit temporary foreign workers. The changes aim to improve the temporary work visa system by ensuring that foreign workers are only recruited for genuine shortages, while also providing incentives for employers to employ and train more New Zealanders.

Coal use declines as gas generation recovers

12 Sep 2019

The amount of electricity generated from coal dropped significantly in the second quarter of the year as gas supply began returning to normal levels, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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International Visitor Survey (IVS)

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Daily importer margin series [PDF, 55KB]

Graphs showing the daily regular petrol and diesel importer margins.

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