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Does someone with New Zealand residence need a work visa?

No.  All New Zealand residents are entitled to work in New Zealand for any employer unless they have Section 49(1) conditions imposed on their visa.

These conditions can sometimes mean they must work for an employer and/or occupation for a certain period of time once they are granted a resident visa.

If you have Section 49(1) conditions imposed on your resident visa, you must abide by these conditions.

You can read about Section 49(1) conditions in our glossary.

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