What is the New Zealand work towards residency program?

The work towards residency programme, is a popular way for applicants to gain residency in New Zealand. The programme comprises of 4 temporary work visa options where if the criteria is met, an application can be made, for permanent residency.
Where your talents are needed by New Zealand employers, or you have exceptional talent in the arts, culture or sports, you can apply to work in New Zealand under the Work to Residence programme.