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Media Release - MINTAFF] SHORT TERM EMPLOYMENT PERMIT FOR NZ & AUS (STEPNZ/AUS) NOTICE

17 March 2020



To all our valuable customers,


Under the Short Term Employment Permit for NZ and AUS process, and taking into consideration the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 situation, safety precautions has been declared by the Ministry of Health.


All medical examinations for potential STEPNZ/AUS employees, will have to be done off shore due to Rarotonga hospital and staff preparation for the COVID-19 emergency response. So if you are applying through the STEPNZ /AUS program, as an employer, you will have to request from your potential employee to have all their medical examinations completed in New Zealand or Australia before arriving in the Cook Islands.


Kindly note that any employee travelling to the Cook Islands from Australia will need to go through 14 days self-quarantine in New Zealand prior to their arrival in the Cook Islands.


Thank you all for your considerable patience.


Please do contact our office on 29370 for further clarification on the STEPNZ/AUS program.


Meitaki Maata



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