Central Otago orchards warn they may struggle to find staff for upcoming season

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 7:59PM
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Central Otago orchards warn they may struggle to find staff for upcoming season

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 7:59PM

Some Central Otago orchards are warning that they may struggle to find enough staff for the upcoming harvest season. 

While the Government has allowed quarantine-free travel for some RSE workers, the border remains closed to foreign backpackers so potential fruit-pickers are still in short supply 

Simon Webb is the owner of Webb's Fruit, he joined Heather du Plessis-Allan. 

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