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Becoming the immigrant work force

May 6th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 1

When I first learned about harvesting jobs in New Zealand it seemed like an ideal, perhaps even romantic, way to earn money.  I envisioned long days in the sun picking plump fruit while birds sang the perfect soundtrack.  There are days when this happens.  I’ve picked grapes surrounded by majestic cliffs or seaside vistas.  But […]




VIDEO: Fire blazes near Kerikeri vineyard!

March 20th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 2

We began to smell smoke around lunchtime while we were going about our daily work on the vineyard. It seemed strange for someone to be burning brush on such a windy day, but we didn’t think much of it at the time. In fact, it almost had that comforting camp fire smell. We had no […]