25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Queenstown's mayor fears for migrant workers

From Morning Report, 6:18 am on 25 March 2020

Queenstown's mayor fears thousands of migrant workers in Queenstown may struggle to have food or shelter after losing their jobs and becoming stranded.

Jim Boult says some will need urgent government support as the council can't cope.

While the government's multi-billion dollar support plan is expected to provide much needed help for businesses and their staff, it's not expected to save every job or company.

Tourism reporter Tess Brunton has more.