Some relief for farmers as more border exceptions granted

A Stuff article.

Further relaxing of border restrictions will bring some relief to farmers but the industry could still be short hundreds of agricultural contractors as the harvest season gears up.

On Tuesday, the Government announced it would grant time-limited border exceptions for up to 210 agricultural and horticultural machinery operators, 30 veterinarians and 570 deep sea fishing crew.

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi said tight border restrictions remained the backbone of the Government’s border strategy to protect New Zealand against coronavirus.

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