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Fruit and vegetable growers are warning their produce will be left unpicked and rotting in the fields unless the Government approves urgent visas for overseas workers.
Bookings for premium wine tours “vanished” when New Zealand’s borders closed, say operators struggling under Covid-19.
Wine companies, large and small, are grappling with the potential shortage of a reliable labour force for vintage 2021, with borders closed to international workers.
Losing boutique wineries to Covid-19 would be a blow for New Zealand’s wine industry, say the authors of a new report into challenges for small operators.
As wineries enter the spring season, many opening cellar doors after a period of Covid-19 closure, the mood appears one of cautious optimism.
Agritech has a vital role to play in the COVID-19 recovery, according to LIC chief executive Wayne McNee.
Government policies and the ongoing fallout from Covid-19 are being blamed for a continuing drop in farmer confidence.
Self-proclaimed ‘political operative’ Simon Lusk is taking the Alliance Group to court in a bid to force the meat company to pay back the wage subsidy it claimed during the Covid lockdown earlier in the year.