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80 applications for 'totally unworkable' exporter MIQ pilot

Henry Burrell
Tue, 28 Sep 2021

Fingermark founder Luke Irving is considering moving his young family to the US. (Image: Supplied)
Henry Burrell
Tue, 28 Sep 2021
A government pilot offering 50 MIQ places for exporters across November and December has only received about 80 applications.This is despite frustration amongst chief executives of technology companies and exporters at the lack of options for business travel as New Zealand’s borders remain tightly controlled. The pilot, run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), is separate from the 150-person self-isolation pilot for government and business travellers announced by prime minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday.NZ’s executives c...

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