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JEHAN CASINADER: Why are our key sectors struggling to attract talent?

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 20 Jun 2020

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 20 Jun 2020
On a chilly autumn evening in 2013, I walked into a pub in Central Otago. I had spent the day filming a TV story about a wonderful community of Filipino dairy farm workers who were putting down roots in the area.At the bar, a European local – who was quick to spot a city-slicker like me – was keen to have a yarn about why I was in town. When I told him about the industrious migrants I had just met, his reaction was priceless.“The Filipinos?” he scoffed. “I don’t know why they’re here. We were doing...

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