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Explainer: What do the Government's immigration changes mean? -

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced a number of changes to New Zealand's immigration system, aimed at tackling both the number and quality of immigrants coming here for work. However, Labour and NZ First have already dismissed the ...and more »

'Callous attempt to hold power': Winston Peters calls Government's immigration crackdown a con -

Planned changes to New Zealand's immigration settings are "tinkering" that will not ease the pressure on the country's infrastructure, Labour says. Opposition parties have attacked the Government's immigration package, aimed at managing the quality and ...and more »

New Zealand restricts skilled-worker visas in 'Kiwis-first approach to immigration' - The Guardian

Opposition leader Andrew Little said the immigration changes to skilled worker visas amounted only to 'tinkering'. Photograph: Phil Boorman/Getty Images/Cultura RF. New Zealand. New Zealand restricts skilled-worker visas in 'Kiwis-first approach to ...and more »

Immigration changes: How it will affect workers, Michael Woodhouse touts benefits - New Zealand Herald

Migrants will need to earn more than $49,000 to qualify for a highly-skilled worker visa. NZ Herald. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter twitter. Share via ...and more »

Govt proposes tightening work-visa rules - Radio New Zealand

Low-skilled migrants will only be able to stay in New Zealand for a maximum of three years, under new proposed immigration rules. Immigration to New Zealand. Photo: RNZ. They would then need to go through a stand-down period before being eligible for ...and more »

Francis Collins: We are creating a guest-worker programme - New Zealand Herald

Seasonal work like kiwifruit picking is a major employer of migrant labour in New Zealand. Photo / Supplied. NZ Herald. By: Francis Collins. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook ...and more »

Act's David Seymour condemns National for starting 'populist bidding war' on immigration - New Zealand Herald

National has sparked a "populist bidding war" on immigration that threatens key industries such as tourism, construction and aged care, one of its support partners says. Act leader David Seymour says the Government's announcement this week of a ...and more »

Editorial: Surface changes on immigration -

Last year it made the barest of cuts to its two-year projection for new residence approvals – dropping the target from between 90,000 and 100,000 to between 85,000 and 95,000. This week Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse announced more tweaks. Most ...and more »

New Zealand restricts visas in 'Kiwis-first approach to immigration' - Irish Times

The New Zealand government has announced plans to tighten access to skilled work visas to help get Kiwis into jobs ahead of migrants. Employees in seasonal work such as fruit picking would also have their visas shortened to the length of time they were ...and more »

Government changes to New Zealand immigration settings: Questions and Answers on skilled and temporary visa ... -

Read our article on the announced and proposed changes, and the stances of other political parties, here. Below are Immigration New Zealand Question and Answer sheets on the changes to the permanent skilled visa category and proposed changes to the ...and more »