23 June 2020

Guidance on COVID-19 Tax Legislation

Various tax measures have been introduced which are intended to provide tax relief to those affected by COVID-19.

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10 June 2020

Redundancies in the Post COVID-19 Economy

The COVID-19 global pandemic has forced businesses to make unprecedented changes to adjust and survive.   The new business landscape emerging in the post COVID-19 economy signals that changes to staffing structures are likely to be common.

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5 June 2020

Wage Subsidy Extension Update

On 14 May 2020 the government announced that the Wage Subsidy Scheme would be extended. The Wage Subsidy Extension payments will be available from 10 June 2020 until 1 September 2020.

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21 May 2020

Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill set to close New Zealand’s doors, for now

The New Zealand Government has passed the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill, pushing it through the legislative process in near record time.

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14 May 2020

What the Visa Processing Landscape looks like Under Level 2

With restrictions relaxing under alert level 2 and more staff able to return to the office, Immigration New Zealand’s visa processing capacity, which has been largely limited over the lockdown period, is now increasing.

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5 May 2020

NZ Govt’s Draft Bill to give Unfettered Visa Powers

Parliament has today had its first reading of the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill which, if passed, will grant a range of time-limited visa powers aimed at addressing Covid-19 ‘challenges’ in the context of immigration.

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