Calls for a safety rethink as agriculture sector seeks to attract new workers

A Newshub article

With the agriculture industry seeking to recruit people from other sectors in the wake of COVID-19, there are calls for more emphasis to be placed on safety on farms.

Praised as the backbone of the economy during the lockdown, the Government has high hopes for the primary industries in the country’s economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

With many parts of the industry facing severe worker shortages – in large part due to migrant workers unable to arrive in New Zealand – Kiwis who have lost their jobs in hard-hit industries such as hospitality and tourism are being encouraged to give farming or horticulture a go.

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