25 Nov 2021

More Cook Islanders moving to New Zealand

From , 6:01 am on 25 November 2021

More Cook Islanders have arrived in New Zealand, leaving family in exchange for financial stability and a new adventure. 

Jobs have dried up in Rarotonga due to lack of tourism and many within the industry are having to pivot careers after being made redundant. 

Now, just under 30 new recruits have arrived in Southland to try their hand at a meat works plant.

Our reporter Eleisha Foon and videographer Nate McKinnon went to Southland to meet them. 

New meat worker recruits from the Cook Islands.

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