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New plan of action against forced labour, people trafficking and slavery launched 17 March 2021

An all-of-government plan of action against human trafficking, forced labour and slavery has been released.

Home detention, community work, and large fine for company director providing unlicensed immigration advice 05 October 2020

An Auckland man has been fined and sentenced to six months home detention and 200 hours community work, and his company fined and ordered to repay victims for providing immigration advice without being licensed or exempt, and asking for or receiving a fee.

Seasonal work visa available to more people 24 September 2020

The Government is putting in place a range of immigration policy changes to help fill labour shortages in the horticulture and viticulture industries while ensuring New Zealanders, who have lost jobs due to COVID-19, have the chance to find new employment.

More border exceptions for critical roles 24 September 2020

The Government has established class exceptions for border entry for a limited number of veterinarians, deep sea fishing crew, as well as agricultural and horticultural machinery operators.

New border exception for normally resident work visa holders 10 September 2020

The Government is creating a new border exception category to enable the return of some temporary work visa holders who are overseas and have strong, ongoing links to New Zealand

Border changes to help reunite New Zealanders with their loved ones 10 September 2020

The Government is making changes to current border exception rules to allow some partners of New Zealand citizens and residents to be able to reunite in New Zealand.

Addressing temporary migrant worker exploitation 27 July 2020

A range of policy, legislative and operational changes will be made over the coming years to address temporary migrant worker exploitation in New Zealand.