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Travel corridor announced to bring in RSE workers in time for picking season

Those who attended Hon. Grant Robertson's 2021 Budget Discussion with the HB Chamber will be well aware of how hard our region has been...

Kilometre rates for the 2020-2021 income year

IRD have published an update to kilometre rates to calculate the allowable expense for using your vehicle for business purposes for the 2020-2021 income year. Tier...

South Island areas prioritised in tourism fund

Five South Island areas are prioritised in the latest round of decisions from a tourism fund that is supporting infrastructure projects from Cape Reinga...

Longer Essential Skills Work Visas – NZ Immigration

Some good news for businesses experiencing a labour shortage was released by NZ Immigration this week, whereby Essential Skills Work Visa holders are now...

COVID-19: Workplace vaccinations Some businesses or organisations may be able to offer workplace COVID-19 vaccinations. The focus will be on large businesses, but there are...

Minimum sick leave entitlement to increase to 10 days

From the 24th of July 2021 annual Sick Leave entitlements are increasing from 5 to 10 days per year. Eligible employees should automatically have...

Digital hub to boost investment in forestry

A new website has been launched at Fieldays to support the forestry sector find the information it needs to plant, grow and manage trees,...

New support to reduce emissions from public building and construction projects

Government agencies are getting new support to reduce carbon emissions generated by construction of new buildings, with the release of practical guidance to shape...

Extension for Working Holiday visas and Supplementary Seasonal Employment visas

Working holiday visas Working holiday visas that are expiring between 21 June 2021 and 31 December 2021 are being extended for a further six months. Visa...