We are 2 days away from the expiry date of the "de facto" NZRP. Are there any news/rumors about what the government is planning to do with the NZRP?

When unveiling the "immigration reset" in May, Stuart Nash said they were going to make a significant announcement regarding the SMC & RFW backlog and the EOI pool soon. I assumed such an announcement would happen within these weeks, yet we haven't heard a single word on the matter. What's worse, the budget for INZ remained practically the same.

Something tells me they will take the easy and lazy path —like they've always done when dealing with immigration— and they will do the same they did last time: keep it between 50,000 to 60,000 until December 2022.