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News of a full border re-opening is being met with a warm welcome.
Our newsroom understands Jacinda Ardern will announce an early border opening for July, three months ahead of schedule.
It's also thought the Prime Minister will lay out new immigration settings, favouring high skilled workers.
D&L Law Partner Pooja Sundar told Kate Hawkesby says the skill shortage isn't just being affected by people not being able to get in.
She says we also have to be concerned with people leaving the country who we haven't been able to replace.