Story: Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry

Packing cherries

Packing cherries

Chilean worker Ursula Pineda sorts cherries with a smile on Christmas Eve at Rob’s Rural Market Earnscleugh packhouse, in Central Otago. Large numbers of casual labourers are needed at harvest time, and overseas backpackers often do the work.

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Marie Dawkins, 'Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry - Commercial production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Marie Dawkins, published 24 Nov 2008