NZ Govt tightens up on immigration
Apia: The New Zealand government is tightening immigration numbers, after weeks of pressure over record high numbers of new migrants and working visa approvals. The higher end of the planning range for new migrants for the next two years will be reduced from 100,000 to 95,000. Those coming to New Zealand under the skilled migrant category will have to have 160 points before getting residency rather than 140. The number of people allowed entry under the family category will be more than halved from 5500 to 2000.