The new Active Investor Plus residence category will open on 19 September 2022. The category replaces two existing investor categories and is designed to encourage direct investment in New Zealand. Applicants will require a minimum of NZ$5 million investment, if it is a direct investment. Investments in bonds and property will no longer be accepted. The new category will include an English language requirement of IELTS 5.0. You can read more on the Immigration New Zealand website.