The biannual review of the LTSSL, which is administered by the Department of Labour, includes the removal of six occupations, addition of five occupations and minor changes to occupation requirements. The list comprises occupations deemed to be in long-term shortage in the New Zealand labour market.

The occupations being removed from the LTSSL with effect from Thursday, 26 November 2009 are:

Boat Builder and Repairer
Fitter and Turner
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Fruit or Nut Grower (Orchard Manager)
Market Gardener (Crop Production/Agronomist Manager)
Mixed Crop Farmer (Grower Manager).

The following occupations will be added to the LTSSL

Physicist (Medical)
Life Scientist (Regulatory Toxicologist)
Medical Oncologist
Supply and Distribution Manager (Procurement Professionals)
Diesel Motor Mechanic.

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