In an effort to lure more international artists to New Zealand, the country has moved to ease visa requirements with the changes due to take place later this year. According to the New Zealand Tourism Industry Association (TIA), starting at the end of November, 'high-end' musical acts and their support crew will be able to travel and perform in New Zealand on visitor visas rather than work visas so long as they are being promoted by a local company. What constitutes a 'high-end' musical act remains, admittedly, somewhat murky. "Cutting the red tape will make it much easier and cheaper...

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