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About 50 migrant dairy workers could potentially benefit from the Government’s border exception for work visa holders.
Federated Farmers says tens of millions of dollars worth of farm production and the jobs of other workers are at risk if the Government continues to dither on allowing a limited number of skilled agricultural machinery operators into New Zealand.
Dairy farmers want more Kiwi workers, but they also want relaxed immigration restrictions. So, what's the problem?
Dairy farmers and the Government remain at loggerheads over COVID-19 tenancy restrictions for on-farm accommodation.
A report confirming a sharp rise in pay for dairy sector workers will help attract more New Zealanders to farming jobs, says Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis.
A new law preventing the eviction of tenants from rental properties is causing a headache for some dairy farmers.
Being classed an essential business is a privilege – do not abuse that privilege, says Chris Lewis, Federated Farmers national dairy spokesman.
New Zealand farmers are being urged to carry on producing food while respecting coronavirus guidelines issued by the Government.
A dairy sector made up of good bosses would make us unstoppable, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Chris Lewis.