On 10 June, INZ again granted automatic 6 month extensions for people whose working holiday visas expire between 21 June 2021 and 31 December 2021. INZ didn’t confirm that conditions attached to the WHVs would also be voided (e.g., 3 months per employer) but its likely the case.
Likewise, INZ have also granted holders of Supplementary Seasonal Employment visa expiring during this time a 6 months extension. Notably, INZ have also said that these visa holders can work in any industry/employer – essentially making this an open work visa.
This is welcome news as its allows you to stay longer, removes some of your worries and allows you to work in a variety of jobs which is INZ’s goal.