The maximum duration of essential skills visas for jobs that pay above the median wage will remain at three years.
"I don't think they've treated people as human beings."
"We have millions of desperate people all around the world and New Zealand could absolutely be doing more."
"The ability to shut our borders has really shut out people that need us the most."
The Government has stopped the overwhelming majority of highly skilled migrant workers bringing their families here.
National says it's "unjust" that workers already in the country cannot bring their families.
The documents show how the dairy industry lost out in favour of space and film projects.
"This will provide employers with an assurance."
Under the new system, accreditation of the employer will be followed by a job check.