Govt must relax visa rules to meet 1 billion trees target - contractor

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 12 June 2019

A forestry contractor says visa rules should be relaxed for overseas planters if the government wants to reach its One Billion Trees target. Nathan Fogden says 40 percent of his crews are overseas workers, but the bureacracy of reapplying for visas annually and limits on the years they can work in New Zealand is constraining the industry. He spoke with Lisa Owen.