Overseas workers get more NZ visas
Thursday January 11, 2007
By Paula Oliver

New Zealand is approving more people for temporary work permits and permanent residency as the Government looks to plug worker shortages.

A detailed analysis of who came here and why in the year to June 30, 2006, was released yesterday in the form of the annual Migration Trends report from the Department of Labour.

It paints a picture of a rapidly rising number of temporary work permit approvals, while permanent residency numbers have also increased after suffering a sharp fall in 2003/04.

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