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Visa changes will help ease labour shortage crisis for Kiwi growers

Changes to seasonal work visas have given Kiwi growers a lifeline for dealing with labour shortages, but wineries may still miss out.

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi announced on Tuesday a Supplementary Seasonal Employment visa will be automatically given to about 11,000 working holiday visa holders in New Zealand to help fill labour shortages in the horticulture and wine growing industries.

It will apply to those with visas expiring between November 1 and March 31, and will extend their visas to June 30.

Minister of Immigration Kris Faafoi has announced immigration policy changes to make the seasonal work visa available to more people.

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Minister of Immigration Kris Faafoi has announced immigration policy changes to make the seasonal work visa available to more people.

“While unemployment is increasing due to the [Covid-19] pandemic’s disruption, a lot of this is occurring in urban centres away from seasonal work,” Faafoi said.

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Kiwi businesses that adapted for online shopping fared better amid Covid-19 | 1 NEWS

Kiwi businesses that adapted for online shopping fared better than those that didn’t in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new figures.

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Xero’s Global CEO Steve Vamos says technology is the key to connecting customers in different ways.

Source: Breakfast


Xero’s Pandemic Insights Report is made up of data from 300,000 small businesses across the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

It suggests small business is doing it tough right now. 

Steve Vamos, global chief executive of Xero says the critical thing now is how businesses move forward, and that technology is key. 

“The critical thing now is supporting small business is to reach out and get help. In 40 years in the tech industry I’ve seen a lot of change a lot of ups and downs in our economy. 

“In terms of what we’re seeing you can’t characterise the way forward

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