1,500 grape pruners needed through New Zealand immigration

- Posted in New Zealand by Visa Bureauon 05 March 2008

Grape growers and contractors in the area are claiming that the process of applying for the RSE scheme is too long. Marlborough grower Susheel Dutt, told the Marlborough Express: "The timing of getting the RSE approval and workers is extremely important and I don't think they understand that. My big question is, if we need experienced people, why can't they stay?" The industry is claiming that 3,000 workers are needed and at present only 1,500 are available and it wants to make up the shortfall with New Zealand immigration.

Recently construction businesses in New Zealand have voiced their concerns that the need for building workers in Australia may result in a shortage in New Zealand.

New Zealand needs skilled migrants: Anyone applying for a New Zealand visa should begin by taking the New Zealand Visa Bureau's online New Zealand visa assessment to see if they meet the basic legislative requirements.