Despite needing 21,000 nurses, only 12 have arrived in New Zealand, Newshub reports, under the Government’s controversial visa which makes them wait two years for residency. But Immigration Minister Michael Wood said New Zealand residency is a “very precious and sought-after thing”. “This is a country that people all over the world see as a desirable place and it’s not unreasonable for most people to make a contribution to our country before they receive that,” he said.