15 May 2018

Fruit picking not for faint-hearted - workers

From Morning Report, 8:19 am on 15 May 2018

New Zealanders are turning up their noses at jobs in the fruit picking industry, saying they are back breaking and poorly paid. The worker shortage this year was one of the worst ever and growers have had to turn to tourists and workers recruited from overseas. Our Nelson reporter Tracy Neal went to Motueka yesterday - the heart of Tasman's fruit growing area - and asked people on the street why fruit picking is not their job of choice.