Story: Marlborough region

Seasonal workers: Pacific Islanders (1st of 2)

Seasonal workers: Pacific Islanders

Seasonal workers play an important part in the wine-making industry. They are employed in large numbers through the winter and spring to prune vines and perform other labour-intensive tasks. Since 2006 significant numbers of migrant labourers have been recruited from the Pacific Islands under government-approved schemes.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Population and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31799/seasonal-workers-pacific-islanders (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016