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Announcements last week by Minister Stuart Nash about an immigration ‘reset’ make no sense to professionals working in the sector, says June Ranson, chairman of NZAMI The New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI).

“The announcements referred to the Government moving to a reset within the immigration space and were lacking substance and any depth with absolutely no detail given out on many incumbent issues.

“The skilled migrant category remains closed and a mystery for over a year, now leaving thousands who met the requirements and applied for visas, in limbo. Many thousands, who New Zealand invited to fill roles that cannot be filled by New Zealanders, with skills that are essential to NZ needs, are now left with no certainty about their futures,” she points out.