PHOTO: SUPPLIED – An artist’s impression of the $200m Park Hyatt being built on Auckland’s waterfront.

A company will import 138 Chinese trades workers to finish building an Auckland hotel, despite unions refusing to support their employment contracts.

On Wednesday Immigration New Zealand accepted the request to bring in the workers made by Auckland Hotel Fitout, a company co-owned by Singaporean-owned company Fu Wah New Zealand and Chinese company LBY International Engineering.

Its original request for an approval in principal (AIP) licence lodged in Christchurch in February, asked to import 174 workers from China to complete the $200 million Park Hyatt hotel development on Auckland’s waterfront.


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