NZ Apples and Pears CEO: Industry won't survive another season like this

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 1:36PM
Photo / Warren Buckland
Photo / Warren Buckland

NZ Apples and Pears CEO: Industry won't survive another season like this

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 1:36PM

Orchards across New Zealand are facing worker shortages in the tens of thousands, leaving their fruit to rot on the ground without a labour force to pick it up.

There is now the expectation that fruit prices will skyrocket due to the lack of availability.

NZ Apples and Pears Chief Executive Alan Pollard spoke to Kerre McIvor about the harsh season they’ve faced.

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