West Island beckons when border reopens

West Island beckons when border reopens
Economists fear net migration could turn negative (Image: Unsplash)
Rebecca Howard
Lower Hutt’s Avalon Film and Television Studios is hanging out for the borders to reopen but the lure of higher wages across the ditch may throw a spanner in the works for desperate employers looking for staff. “Opening borders will help take pressure off our region when large international projects come to Wellington and, more importantly, allow international producers and key people to re-enter the country without too onerous MIQ requirements hopefully,” said Avalon chief executive Gary Watkins. It may not solve th...

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