Is New Zealand adapting a 'guest worker' policy?

Beginning 2015, the NZ Government implemented changes affecting the status of 'Essential Skills' visa holders in New Zealand. The 'essential skills' pertains to a main category of admission for migrant workers and is meant to help employers bring in workers when local labour is not available.

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How long can they stay?

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Can they bring their family to NZ?

What are salary thresholds?

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