Buzz from the Beehive
Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash and Immigration Minister Michael Wood have announced the official opening of the new Active Investor Plus visa category, created to attract “high-value” investors.
They described this initiative as a key milestone in the Government’s Immigration Rebalance strategy.
All going well, the wealthy migrants who come here with their millions will be willing to roll up their sleeves and pitch in where help is needed as well as invest where their money is needed.
According to a Stuff report this week, businesses are desperate to attract staff:
The struggle to find and keep staff is repeated all over the country in many industries, and just under 11,000 employers have applied for accreditation to bring in almost 53,000 migrant workers.
It has been a busy week for Wood.
It was his job as Workplace Relations and Safety Minister to announce the Bill establishing Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day has passed its third reading.
The passing of the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day Bill designates 26 September 2022 as a one-off public holiday. The holiday will coincide with the State Memorial Service, to be held in Wellington Cathedral. This will be televised and live-streamed.
The decision to hold a one-off Public Holiday in the Queen’s honour is in line with similar holidays in the UK and Australia. Continue reading “Govt paves the way for wealthy immigrants to come here – but will this initiative be more successful than efforts to lure nurses?”