Tuesday, 08 March 2022 10:25

Let down by Govt!

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Another example of the Government paying lip service to the dairy sector: Last month the Government informed dairy sector bodies that it will allow just 300 more international dairy farm workers into New Zealand.

In November, the dairy sector requested the Government allow 1,500 dairy workers into New Zealand in 2022 - but only 300 spots have been granted.

The Government decision will be a bitter disappointment for many under-pressure dairy farmers who are anxiously facing yet another season critically short-staffed.

So much for Government supporting a sector that has been the backbone of NZ's economy during the pandemic.

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