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  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    The hospitality industry says the government is holding back the economy with the current immigration system

    The hospitality industry says the government is holding back the economy with the current immigration system


    A petition calling for visa extensions and border exceptions for other critical workers has received more than 3 thousand signatures in less than a week.

    The industry also wants an extension of the number of work hours allowed on student visas.

    Restaurant Association Chief Executive Marisa Bidois says we need to remember we're in the middle of a pandemic.

    She says policy needs to reflect that so we can keep the economy moving.

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     Today's News

    Hockey:
    A quick turnaround for the men's Blacks Sticks who take on Spain in their second Olympic hockey match tonight 21:56

    Sailing:
    A disappointing start for Rio bronze medallist Sam Meech to his Tokyo Olympics campaign 21:16

    Hockey:
    Tokyo Olympics schedule: Swimming finals, men's triathlon and Hockeyroos all in action 21:06

    General:
    A possible Olympic Games medal beckons for New Zealand rowers Hannah Osborne and Brooke Donoghue in the double sculls 20:46

    Law and Order:
    Wellington Police enquiries are continuing after a person being was found injured at a Vogeltown address around 2:45 this afternoon 19:36

    Environment:
    MetService weather warnings have been issued across the country, including heavy rain warnings for Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Taranaki, Nelson, Westland and Fiordland 19:26

    Soccer:
    Oly Whites striker Chris Wood's keen to see their historic start at the Olympic Games continue 18:56

    General:
    Running through some other results from the Olympics today.. 18:36

    Golf:
    US Golfer Bryson DeChambeau will miss Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19 18:16

    Tennis:
    Australian tennis star Ash Barty has been sensationally knocked out of the Olympics singles in the first round, stunned by Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets 18:06


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