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Skill Shortage List

New Zealand Immigration Update: May 2019. On 27 May 2019, Immigration New Zealand will update the Long Term Skill Shortage (LTSSL) and Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage (CISSL) Lists. New Regional Skill Shortage Lists (RSSLs) will also be introduced to replace the current Immediate Skill Shortage List.

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Disputes tribunal jurisdiction increase – how can it help me?

The Disputes Tribunal plays an important role as a less formal, less expensive, and faster alternative to the Courts for resolving small-scale disputes. Currently the jurisdiction of the Disputes Tribunal is limited to hearing claims of up to $15,000 in value, or $20,000 if both parties agree. A ...

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Electronic Travel Authority

New Zealand Immigration Update: April 2019
In October 2019 an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) will be introduced for select travellers to New Zealand. An International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL), will also be introduced, alongside the ETA.

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Christchurch terror attacks – visas for family members

New Zealand Immigration Update: March 2019. On 15 March 2019, 50 individuals tragically lost their lives in the devastating attacks on the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Mosques, in Christchurch. In response to this tragedy, Immigration New Zealand have announced that they will be expediting visa applications, for the family ...

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Mainzeal judgment highlights directors’ liability

Prior to its failure in 2013, Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited (Mainzeal) was one of the largest players in New Zealand’s construction industry. When Mainzeal was put into liquidation in February 2013, it owed $110m to its unsecured creditors.

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