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COVID-19 ministerial powers extended to 2023

In 2020, the Government fast-tracked legislation to respond appropriately and efficiently to immigration issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak. This legislation provided additional powers to the Minister of Immigration for 12 months. These temporary COVID-19 immigration powers have now been extended to 2023.

Health sector critical workers news

The Government continues to enable the health sector’s access to highly skilled health personnel required for the COVID-19 response with adjustments to visa settings. Specified health and disability workers may be granted exceptions to New Zealand’s strict border controls. START DATE CRITERIA REMOVED The start date required for new approved employees was previously on or […]