Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi

Today marks 214 days since the government was elected and Kris Faafoi landed the job as Immigration Minister. It's also how long Queenstown - arguably one of the areas most reliant on foreign labour and home to plenty of migrants...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's mayor will request a meeting with Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi to try to sort out pending labour issues in the resort. While this week’s announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, that an announcement about the trans-Tasman bubble...

Hostels fear collapse

By MATTHEW MCKEW If something doesn’t change, Queenstown’s once thriving hostel industry will collapse — and, yet again, visas are a crucial issue. It’s led to a suggestion internationals living in Australia, who’ve already had  working holiday visa in New Zealand,...
G’DAY Kris. We haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet — come to think of it, I’m actually not sure if too many people down our way have. Infactually (it’s a word, I decided), I’m reasonably confident your predecessor, Iain, only...

Work visa plea

By TRACEY ROXBURGH While calls are being made for Immigration New Zealand to free up the migrant workforce, and establish region-specific visa extensions, that’s not on the new government’s agenda. Remarkable Labour directors Blair McNaughton and Ed Stott say there are dire times ahead...
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