Michael Wood's work visa communication clear as mud

Michael Wood's work visa communication clear as mud
Michael Wood hasn't made life easy for work visa applicants. (Image: NZME)
Iain MacLeod
After Cyclone Gabrielle smashed its way through New Zealand three weeks ago, many parts of the east coast of the North Island were covered in deep, silty mud. It's everywhere. Covering properties. In houses. In the water system. In the rivers, streams and lakes. The cleanup is going to take months.  This week, the government threw some mud of its own into the visa waters. Immigration minister Michael Wood is on record as calling for "easier", "simpler" and "more transparent" visa rules. Yet virtually...

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