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7 April 2021 - NZ Herald
Orchardists say more than $600m is set to be lost to regional economies like Hawke's Bay's as a result of the massive shortage of workers to pick fruit. read more...

7 April 2021 - Newshub
Orchardists, growers, and exporters are making a desperate plea to the Government for some certainty around a quarantine-free travel bubble with the Pacific Islands. read more...

6 April 2021 - NZ Food Technology News
A world-first fleet of autonomous ‘farmbots’ are readying to launch in the UK. The bots scan, map, kill weeds and plant crops. Their boss, Wilma, converts gathered data into on-farm instructions. In 2017 Hands-Free Hectare, run out of Harper Adams University in the UK, tested the world’s first robotically-tended farm. read more...

1 April 2021 - Otago Daily Times
An Otago mayor is urging the Government to allow more overseas seasonal workers to take advantage of a surprise increase in the number of spaces in managed isolation. read more...

31 March 2021 - Otago Daily Times
A group of Teviot Valley orchardists is calling for the Government to allow more Pacific Islanders to return to the region to fill a labour shortage before the horticulture industry "collapses". read more...

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