RSE update - 14 July

14 Jul 2020

We sent out an update on the changes to the RSE scheme that were made on 8 July.  These changes offer increased flexibility and certainty for those involved with the scheme.  You can read our update on what these changes include here.

Immigration Webinars

To help clarify aspects of the changes, Immigration New Zealand (INZ), the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) answered grower questions during a webinar on 10 July.  The Q&A session covered the increased flexibility as well as the repatriation of RSE workers.

Click here to read the Q&A answers.

If you have any questions regarding RSE workers, please contact your local MSD representative.  Click here to view a list of regional MSD Key Seasonal People.

As these are new and complex changes, there are still questions that are yet to be clarified.  To help, HortNZ is hosting another Q&A session at 2pm this Friday 17 July, with the Minister for Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway and INZ policy officials.  If you have questions that you would like to put forward, please email Mike Chapman.

Zoom Meeting details

Friday 17 July at 2 pm with the Minister of Immigration, Hon Iain Lees-Galloway.

Due to the Minister of Immigration having had surgery, he will not be able to do the webinar scheduled for Friday 17 July at 2pm because he has no voice.

The webinar is now scheduled for Wednesday 22 July at 4.30pm.  

https://zoom.us/j/94956418966?pwd=VzZDOTdNbTJOeUsyZEI3SlltV2tnUT09

Meeting ID: 949 5641 8966
Password: 855949

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