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A million temp workers in Australia could apply to work in NZ

Jacques Steenkamp
Fri, 16 Apr 2021

Queenstown is operating a two-speed economy, where construction is busy but the traditional tourism and retail centre in the CBD is struggling.
Jacques Steenkamp
Fri, 16 Apr 2021
A million temporary visa holders in Australia have been offered the opportunity to come work and live “uncapped” in New Zealand when the trans-Tasman bubble opens up on Monday.Due to covid and the subsequent closure of the borders, many business sectors have suffered from a lack of migrant workers pouring into the country in the past year. Some of the hardest-hit sectors include tourism and horticulture. But immigration minister Kris Faafoi told BusinessDesk he is hopeful a large number of those migrant workers in Australia wil...

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