There has been much discussion in the media about the difficulty of buying your first home. The government has released the Kiwibuild scheme to both fanfare and criticism. People who qualify enter a ballot for homes, yet to be built. The income level limits for qualification for singles and couples are surprisingly high. Its arguable that there are already homes available in the price range that these houses are to be available for.
On 14 June 2015 the "Immigration ONLINE" service went live to employers or advisers submitting applications on behalf of their employees or clients respectively.