Wine industry desperate for Kiwi workers

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 5 Jun 2020, 2:11PM
The Marlborough has around 26,000 hectares of vineyard. Photo / 123RF

Wine industry desperate for Kiwi workers

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 5 Jun 2020, 2:11PM

The wine industry is in desperate need of Kiwi workers to carry on it's success story.

The industry relies on overseas workers, who currently can't get into the country right now.

With all the unemployment we are seeing, the wine industry is propping itself up as a viable option, especially in Marlborough where it makes up almost 20% of it's GDP.

But a vineyard recently advertised and didn't get a single response from a New Zealander.

Wine Marlborough general manager Marcus Pickens joins Mike Hosking to discuss the current state of NZ"s wine industry.

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