27 Oct 2020

Dairy industry says it's hundreds of staff short

From Morning Report, 7:21 am on 27 October 2020

The dairy industry says despite a big push to try and attract locals, it's still hundreds of staff short this season.

The closure of New Zealand's borders to foreign nationals has hard hit many primary industries - with deep sea fishers, vets, farm machinery operators and fruit pickers and packers also in short supply.

Industry leaders say getting more New Zealanders in these jobs is a complex problem which won't be solved overnight.

Maja Burry reports.