‘We’re not going to have cows being milked’
Proposed immigration changes could harm the country’s economy if they prevented farmers from holding onto migrant workers long-term, Federated Farmers says.
Yesterday, the government announced a string of proposals to control and tighten immigration numbers.
It included a proposal for foreign workers earning less than $49,000 to not be allowed to stay in New Zealand for more than three years.
Federated Farmers said this could harm the country’s economic performance because it would affect farmers’ ability to hire enough staff.