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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.

Government announces COVID-19 consumer travel reimbursement scheme 10 September 2020

The Government has announced a scheme to support the recovery of refunds and credits owed to New Zealand consumers by overseas travel suppliers.

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.

Event sector receives support through the Domestic Events Fund 01 September 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment announced today that 200 events across New Zealand are sharing a cash-injection of just under $10 million from the Domestic Events Fund.

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.

Extra funding for advice and support for small-medium tourism businesses 21 July 2020

$10 million has been invested in the Regional Business Partners (RBP) network, enabling small-medium tourism businesses which have been impacted by COVID-19 to seek a wide range of free expert business advice.

Relief for temporary migrants, employers and New Zealanders who need work 09 July 2020

The Government is making immediate short-term changes to visa settings to support temporary migrants already onshore in New Zealand and their employers, while also ensuring New Zealanders needing work are prioritised.

Supporting stranded seasonal workers to keep working with more flexible options 09 July 2020

Recognised Seasonal Employers and migrant seasonal workers stranded in New Zealand will be able to continue working and supporting themselves with more flexible hours and roles.

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