Fruit growers fear for the worst after MIQ freeze

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 1 Sep 2021, 9:41PM
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Fruit growers fear for the worst after MIQ freeze

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 1 Sep 2021, 9:41PM

Desperation for the fruit industry as they contemplate a second picking season without enough workers. 

The Government's MIQ freeze means spots for seasonal workers have been cancelled.  

Yummy Fruit Company General Manager Paul Paynter told Mike Hosking they're fearing the worst. 

"There's a feeling of dread that we're going to experience the same as last year, but probably worse." 

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