New Immigration Policy – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – 28 August 2017

Major changes to the current immigration policy have been introduced today and will impact Essential Skills work visas, Skilled Migrant Category resident visas, and the employer accreditation scheme.

The changes are significant, with far-reaching consequences for employers from a wide range of sectors throughout New Zealand.

We have released three detailed articles on each of the change areas that we feel all HR managers, in-house counsel, and business owners should review and become familiar with.

For further practical detail, we are running a series of seminars throughout the country with our trusted partners, that will be aimed at providing a summary of the changes but, more importantly, provide some practical guidance and some of our thoughts as to what these changes actually mean for businesses at the coal-face.

The links to the three specific articles featured on the Lane Neave Immigration website are provided below:

The dates and locations of our seminars to allow a place holder, are below.  Further detail will be circulated in due course:

Christchurch SeminarIn conjunction with Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

  • Tuesday 19 September 2017
  • 9.00am – 10.30am
  • Lane Neave, 141 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch

Auckland SeminarIn conjunction with the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

  • Tuesday, 26 September 2017
  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Rangitoto Room, Mercure Hotel, 8 Custom St East, Auckland

Wellington SeminarIn conjunction with Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency

  • Wednesday, 4 October 2017
  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Intercontinental Hotel, 2 Grey Street, Wellington 6011

Queenstown Seminar

  • Thursday, 5 October 2017
  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • The Rees, 377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown

Book your place now

There is no cost to attend the seminars but places are limited so you will need to register early to avoid disappointment.

Email Ellery Tappin to register –

related links

Lane Neave Immigration website


Mark Williams
Partner, Lane Neave

t +64 3 353 1063
m +64 21 222 2363


Rachael MasonRachael Mason
Partner, Lane Neave

t +64 3 372 6323
m +64 21 1306 540