Fonterra doubtful all migrant workers can be replaced by Kiwis

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 5 Aug 2020, 6:37PM
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Fonterra doubtful all migrant workers can be replaced by Kiwis

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 5 Aug 2020, 6:37PM

New Zealand's primary industries believe its unrealistic to replace all migrant workers with unemployed Kiwis.

With the borders still shut due to Covid-19 restrictions, the flow of overseas workers have come to a halt.

Fonterra CEO Miles Hurrell told Heather Du Plessis-Allan there are pockets of the industry hiring Kiwis but not enough.

"We're talking to the Government, we'd like to see a bit of relaxation to ensure we couldĀ get those workers through."

Listen to the full interview on Bosses Rebuilding above