23 Mar 2020

Kiwifruit growers await decision on migrant workers

From Nine To Noon, 10:16 am on 23 March 2020
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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

A government decision is expected this week to allow thousands of migrant workers to stay on in New Zealand. Bucking a trend of declining demand for workers, a bumper crop of kiwifruit is hanging heavy on the vine, but there's a shortage of people to pick it. Kathryn talks to Kiwifruit Growers Institute chief executive Nikki Johnson, who is recruiting.