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Grant Robertson says the Government's doing what it can to get more workers into the country.
The unemployment rate remains unchanged at a very low 3.2 percent.
The Finance Minister says work is still continuing to open the border to visa waiver countries, and Immigration New Zealand will need time to process visa applications.
But he told Mike Hosking the Government is working to reopen the country as soon as it can.
Robertson understands the need to fill skills gaps, and the growing interest businesses are receiving from offshore.