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Visitor visa holders may apply for a variation of conditions to undertake seasonal work in the Hawke’s Bay region after the Ministry of Social Development declared a seasonal labour shortage.

As a result of the declared labour shortage, visitor visa holders (including those from visa waiver countries) may apply for a variation of conditions which will enable them to undertake seasonal work for up to six weeks in the Hawke’s Bay region.

Seasonal work includes planting, maintaining, harvesting and picking crops in the horticulture or viticulture industries.

Applications for variations of conditions should be made on the paper application form ‘INZ 1020 Application for a variation of conditions’.

The fee for a variation of visitor visa conditions is NZ$170.

Further information about applying for a variation of conditions