Opinion

Orchards need pickers – policy isn't delivering them

Cameron Bagrie
Tue, 23 Mar 2021

Labour shortages are a factor in the apple industry's projected 14% fall in export volumes. (Photo: Freepik)
Cameron Bagrie
Tue, 23 Mar 2021
The government's role as economic policy setter is always important and is becoming more so.The era of monetary policy supremacy is fading. We need government policy to step up as central bank policy becomes less powerful.Government policy is not just about waving the spending wand. It is about getting a collection of small micro-economic settings right so the economy can thrive and wellbeing with it. The apple industry has been in the news with a 14% projected fall in export volumes, a result being partly driven by labour sh...

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