A 7,500 signature petition was presented to parliament last week calling for changes to NZ’s immigration laws.
It seems ‘human error’ at the company led to some 9300ha of swedes sown by 556 farmers – mainly in Otago and Southland – being the white-fleshed HT-S57 variety this season instead of the yellow-fleshed Cleancrop Hawkstone swede. Imagine the finger-pointing and face-palming going on – especially considering the HT-S57 variety was implicated in cattle deaths in winter and spring 2014 – when the news broke. Your old mate wonders what PGG Wrightson has done to the ‘human’ who made this ‘error’. It would be a fair bet he or she will not be winning employee of the month for March.