5 Jun 2020

Queenstown unemployed could soon be pulling out wilding pines

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 5 June 2020

Hundreds of displaced Queenstown workers may be used to help tackle a growing pest problem - wilding pines.

It's part of the $100 million the government announced in March to help redeploy workers affected by Covid-19.

On Friday Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor visited a wilding pine site in Skippers Canyon near Queenstown, where some tourism workers have already been redeployed.

Tourism reporter Tess Brunton joined the visit.