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Monday, January 14, 2008

New Zealand Needs Fruit Pickers 

New Zealand is enjoying a bumper crop of cherries and apricots, thanks to the hot dry summer, which has created near perfect conditions for growers; cherry yields might be twice the harvest record, and the prospects for the apple and kiwifruit harvest also looks great.

However the bumper crops must be picked and the shortage of labour in some areas is said to be critical. Tourists on Working Holiday Scheme visas are being urged to head to the fruit growing regions, in order to help get the fruit of the trees. Read more.

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