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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.

Helping families reunite and supporting economic recovery with border exceptions 12 June 2020

Today the Government is taking the next steps to safely help reunite New Zealand families, and support economic recovery without increasing the risk of COVID-19, say Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Tourism Recovery Plan underway 08 June 2020

The Tourism Recovery Plan is underway, with first recipients to receive funding from the $400 million Tourism Sector Recovery Plan announced, along with criteria for the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme, and the co-chairs of the government’s New Zealand Tourism Futures Taskforce.

$400m for tourism recovery 14 May 2020

The government has announced a $400m tourism recovery package to support the industry recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pragmatic changes to Immigration Act to respond to COVID-19 passed 14 May 2020

Parliament has today passed legislation to ensure that the Government can respond quickly, appropriately and efficiently to immigration issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.

Temporary pragmatic solutions to immigration challenges under COVID-19 05 May 2020

A Bill to temporarily amend immigration legislation to support the quick and efficient management of visa changes during COVID-19 is being introduced to Parliament tomorrow.

COVID-19 update for visitors and tourists in New Zealand 21 March 2020

Everyone travelling in New Zealand should consider returning home as soon as they are able to.

Helping our communities get the most out of tourism with Destination Management 31 January 2020

New guidelines to help destinations around New Zealand have been released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.