New Zealand will temporarily increase worker inflow and alter its immigration policies.

The Minister of New Zealand announced on Sunday that he would temporarily modify its immigration laws in an effort to attract 12,000 workers over the course of the following year with a working holiday programme created to fill labour shortages as businesses struggle to find employees.
The competition for labour is a result of a global trend that has pushed up salaries in New Zealand, making it more difficult for the central bank to fight inflation after raising interest rates last week to their highest level since September 2015.
Immigration Minister Michael Wood stated in a statement that "these measures are about providing urgent relief to those businesses severely afflicted by the global workforce crisis," adding that the vacation scheme aimed to double inflow.