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Tuesday, 25 January 2022 10:30

The wait continues

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The wait continues for farmers and contractors looking forward to welcoming overseas workers in the coming weeks.

Last week the Government left it to officials to announce, late one evening, that MIQ room release has been postponed due to the "unprecedented number of Omicron cases".

The Government says pausing the next allocation of managed isolation rooms for those entering the country is a "temporary position" while MIQ was under "extreme pressure" from those returning with the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

With no MIQ spots available in the near future, overseas workers with visas can only wait, leaving farmers without much-needed help.

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