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Cyclone Gabrielle continues to impact the Hawke’s Bay and the effects will be long-lasting.

Critical infrastructure repairs are a top priority, but the damage wrought by the cyclone is not just physical – the mental health and wellbeing of business owners, employees and the broader community cannot be understated.

Employer Bulletin | 11 April 2023

Thousands more workers to be available as Government boost Working Holiday Scheme

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From 13 April, employers can expect to gain access to thousands more working holiday-makers as the Government has announced an increase in the Spain Working Holiday Scheme annual quota (from 200 to 2,000 places). The policy change also includes a 6-month extension for current holders of WHS visas, due to expire between 4 April and 30 September, in New Zealand.

Also in today's Bulletin:

  • ACC support possible for more Kiwi workers
  • New Zealand's biggest data breach shows retention is the sleeping giant of data security
  • Interim Response to the Productivity Commission's Report - Immigration
  • Temple Manager found guilty in immigration fraud case
  • Four Employment Relations Authority cases and ten Bills open for public submission.
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