Broadened criteria for returning visa holders

Broadened criteria for returning visa holders

The Government is broadening the ability for residence class visa holders to re-enter New Zealand.

03 May 2022 • Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for COVID-19 Response
Employers must be accredited with INZ from 4 July

Employers must be accredited with INZ from 4 July

From 4 July 2022, all employers who are wishing to employ a migrant worker must first obtain accreditation with Immigration New Zealand.

02 May 2022 • Richard Howard
Government reopens New Zealand for tourism

Government reopens New Zealand for tourism

The Government is bringing forward the date for opening the border to tourists in time for the Australian school holidays.

16 Mar 2022 • Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister
Border Opening Update – 2 March 2022

Border Opening Update – 2 March 2022

The Government is removing the self-isolation requirements for vaccinated travellers to New Zealand and enabling Kiwis to come here from the rest of the world sooner.

07 Mar 2022 • Martin King
The Borders are Opening – so what can employers expect now?

The Borders are Opening – so what can employers expect now?

Very soon after our article last month highlighting the need to open New Zealand’s border - the Government announced its five-step plan to do exactly that!

03 Mar 2022 • Richard Howard
Border to reopen in stages from 27 February

Border to reopen in stages from 27 February

The New Zealand border will reopen to vaccinated Kiwis and other current eligible travellers in the Government's Reconnecting New Zealand plan.

03 Feb 2022 • Hon Chris Hipkins, COVID-19 Response Minister & Hon Kris Faafoi, Immigration Minister
We are starving ourselves of talent – it’s time to open the borders!

We are starving ourselves of talent – it’s time to open the borders!

The rest of the world has opened and the lure of higher salaries, combined with less barriers to entry, is now making it very hard for New Zealand to compete in the global war on talent.

02 Feb 2022 • Richard Howard
What a Year!

What a Year!

In 2020, we were all presented with the unknown, both in our business and in our personal lives. However, after 30 years in business 2021 has been our most challenging year ever.

22 Dec 2021 • Richard Howard
Changes to INZ processing residence applications following High Court decision

Changes to INZ processing residence applications following High Court decision

The judgment addressed a number of legal issues, scrutinising INZ decision-making in response to the snap legislative changes made during the early stages of COVID-19.

21 Dec 2021 • Charlotte Summers
Measuring Migrants

Measuring Migrants

This year the Government tasked the New Zealand Productivity Commission to “investigate and recommend immigration settings that are fit for the future”.

07 Dec 2021 • Richard Howard
Reconnecting New Zealand – the next steps

Reconnecting New Zealand – the next steps

Fully vaccinated New Zealanders will find it easier to come home from January 2022, with foreign nationals to follow from April onwards, the Government has announced.

24 Nov 2021 • Hon Chris Hipkins, COVID-19 Response Minister
Accredited Employer Work Visa back in the limelight

Accredited Employer Work Visa back in the limelight

After months of speculation, uncertainty, and a last-minute U-turn on the scheduled mandatory Employer Accreditation, the Government has confirmed the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) will now be introduced on 4 July 2022.

15 Nov 2021 • Tim Howard