Seasonal workers allowed into New Zealand, but questions still remain

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Newstalk ZB,
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Mon, 2 Aug 2021, 6:29PM
Seasonal workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will be able to enter New Zealand to work from September. (Photo / Warren Buckland)
Seasonal workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will be able to enter New Zealand to work from September. (Photo / Warren Buckland)

Seasonal workers allowed into New Zealand, but questions still remain

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 2 Aug 2021, 6:29PM

The Government's opening up a number of new one-way travel bubbles with the Pacific Islands.

From September, seasonal workers from covid-free Samoa, Vanuatu and Tonga can come to New Zealand without having to quarantine.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is confident the shift will help ease the pressure in the horticulture industry.

However, General Manager of the Yummy Fruit Company Paul Paynter told Heather du Plessis-Allan it's not yet clear how visas will be managed.

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