In Dec 2018 INZ introduced the Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List. This list can be used to demonstrate there are no suitably qualified New Zealand citizens or residence class visa holders to undertake work in the occupations specified on the list. Applicants must meet the qualification and/or work experience requirements of the list. Good News for the construction industry and for those of you looking for visas !
Immigration have also started a process of consultation to change their policy on various work visas including Essential Skills and Work to Residence visas. Watch this space for updates !