12 May 2022

Businesses welcome border reopening

From Nine To Noon, 9:15 am on 12 May 2022
The arrivals board at the Auckland Airport's international terminal on 19 March

Photo: RNZ / Matthew Theunissen

Kathryn speaks with Leeann Watson,  Chief Executive of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce about the reopening of the border and the immigration changes announced yesterday.

She says it's a boost for tourism, hospitality and retail as well as for exporters and manufacturers.

But she says it'll be a challenge to get the 10,000 additional workers per year needed in the Canterbury region to fill gaps.