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Member newsletter: What’s up?

Hi members!

In this fortnights’ update we’ve got
– Market Measures report to share
– An IRRUP10 update following a phone call with the IRD and our chairs
– Changes to skilled migrant immigration
– A reminder about the end of year function

Cheers,
Bronnie
Community Manager, NZRise

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Co-chair update
There’s been a lot happening these last few months, you can tell just by looking at the action points from our monthly board meetings. Of course, we’re always looking for anyone with a bit of insight and time to help with our action points – please let us know if that’s you!
Read the minutes from the October board meeting.

Market measures report
If you missed Greg Williamson from Concentrate talking to us on Friday 14 October, never fear, you can download the report yourself and view Greg’s slides! Huge thanks to Concentrate for making this report free for NZRise members to view, and once again to Equinox IT for the venue.
You can get the report here by entering the code “MMNZ”, and if slides are more your thing, we have those to share too!

IRRUIP10 update
Inland Revenue are seeking to review the taxation treatment of software. NZRise, NZTech and AMS jointly submitted feedback – it is the view of our members that any changes along the lines proposed by IR could materially impact and disadvantage NZ owner companies.

Thanks to Noel Reid for putting his thoughts (Oct 17) to our online group community.

Take a look at our submission.

Changes to the skilled migrant category – Immigration NZ
Last week the Minister of Immigration announced changes to the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa.
– The points threshold for selection has increased
– The way applicants show evidence that they meet the minimum standard of English language is changing

Read about it in our breakdown and find out what it might mean for you.

The best until last
Don’t forget about our end of year party on November 9 – US election theme, and join the #WellyTech Christmas party on December 2.

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