For those waiting to hear whether you've been selected, I don't know if you are aware of this. It could help move things along if you're in the pool up until end of July with between 100 and 140 points.

If, following the selection process set out at (c) above, further places are available in the Skilled/Business Stream of the NZRP at the time of that selection (subject to any adjustment to the number or distribution of places in the NZRP determined by the Government), additional Expressions of Interest may be selected from the Pool on the basis of criteria set from time to time by the Minister of Immigration, having regard to the objectives of the Skilled Migrant Category. Those criteria are specified at SM3.15.1.

SM3.15.1 Additional selection criteria

The following additional selection criteria apply for the purposes of SM3.15(d), for selections from the Pool occurring between 1 February 2007 and 31 July 2007 inclusive.
Expressions of Interest will be selected by applying the criteria in the order in which they appear in (i) – (iv), to the extent necessary to satisfy any exercise of the discretion under SM3.15 (d):
Expressions of Interest that include 15 points for work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage (in descending order of their points total);
Expressions of Interest that include 10 points for work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage (in descending order of their points total);
Expressions of Interest that include 10 points for a qualification in an area of absolute skills shortage (in descending order of their points total);
the points total of Expressions of Interest not meeting any of the criteria in (i) – (iii) (in descending order).


From here .