The long-awaited announcement confirming the new points table has been made today and can be read on the INZ website at https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/smc-and-essential-skills-policy-details. These changes will take effect from 28 August 2017.
For people for whom I have promised to check/confirm their provisional assessment, please be patient! More than 300 pages of various amendments have been announced today and I need to ensure I have read everything carefully. I will be in touch as soon as I can, giving priority to existing clients.
In other changes announced today, many new qualifications and academic institutions have been added to the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment held at Appendix 3 of the Operational Manual. This may mean you can avoid paying for NZQA to assess your qualifications. However, some qualifications have been removed. You must re-check to be sure.
Further information will be available in due course.