After being dogged by claims about its entitlement to the wage subsidy, the country’s largest meat processor will now fully pay it back.
Last night, New Zealand National Fieldays Society chief executive Peter Nation sent an email to exhibitors and stakeholders advising that National Fieldays, scheduled for 10-13 June 2020 at Mystery Creek Events Centre in Hamilton, will be postponed.
The decision follows Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement last night that gatherings of more than 500 people must be cancelled.
Schools and universities are exempt from the ban.
Only eight patients have tested positive for Covid-19 in New Zealand and no deaths have occurred.
The decision to postpone the event will impact the economy further: National Fieldays has contributed over $18.5 billion to New Zealand’s economy over its 51 years.