29 May 2020

Employers ask - when can we get our migrant workers back

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 29 May 2020

Allowing Avatar film crew into the country while thousands of other New Zealand visa holders remain locked out has incensed those working to get them home.

New Zealand's borders remain closed, leaving those on temporary visas who were overseas on March 19 with no way of returning, unless they qualify for an exemption.

Lynn Freeman talks to June Ranson, chair of the New Zealand Association of Migration and Investment who says the government is hiding this crisis from the public, Dr Tim Mackle from Dairy NZ, representing a sector with many highly skilled workers who are desperately needed back on the farm, and Tom Hargreaves from Kakahu Angus - a farmer who wants his second-in charge on his dairy farm back from Uruguay.

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