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The Government has announced our border will fully reopen on the 31st of July - students can come back, cruise ships can come back and pre-departure tests will eventually go.
The announcement came with big immigration changes. There will be a green list of hard to fill skill roles that we will prioritise visas for, a reworked accredited employer work visa with new rules around having to pay workers a wage requirement of at least $28 and apparently sector-specific agreements to support a shift away from low-skilled migrant labour.
Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi joined Mike Hosking.