Kiwi cows are rock chicks, so a poll of dairy farmers around the country reveals.
OPINION: Recent proposals by the Government to make it easier for regions to get workers look like a step — if not a leap — in the right direction.
A 7,500 signature petition was presented to parliament last week calling for changes to NZ’s immigration laws.
OPINION: Immigration NZ should attract immigrants to our primary sector as well as they attract overseas investors and entrepreneurs to our economy.
A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’ they don’t intend to implement, says immigration law specialist Ben De’Ath.
Most migrant applicants for a special South Island Contribution Work Visa are in farming, as shown by figures from Immigration NZ.
DairyNZ says proposed new rules on migrant workers will make it harder to employ and retain good staff.
A reprieve for some Filipino dairy workers on dodgy visas has been welcomed by the immigrant community.
It was interesting to read how the Government has made changes to immigration rules to help Queenstown employers recruit much-needed temporary staff.