"We are already seeing a number of encouraging signs."
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says Rio Tinto knows its obligations.
About 1000 people are directly employed by the smelter and it creates a further 1600 indirect jobs in Southland.
"It is something that will be felt deeply by the people of Southland."
An anti-discrimination bureau received 50 complaints.
Six workers took their complaints to the Employment Relations Authority.
"It's harder than everyone thinks - we already train a lot of people."
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The care home said in a statement the request was due to 'human error'
"Within a week COVID hit and our entire office was set up and working from home - and they couldn't do it for one person."
He will take over in November.
"The gap is closing at a very rapid rate."
"We've got a long-standing financial issue. It needs a fundamental review."
There are retailers in NZ that sell products such as fake urine.
Workers from tourism and engineering are among those putting their hand up for the career change.
"We're living in kind of tricky times."
"Our message to New Zealanders is there is plenty of work available in the regions and we'd be delighted to see you."