“A third of New Zealand employers using Pacific seasonal workers say some of their labourers aren't arriving in good health.
“The finding is part of a survey of companies involved in the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme, conducted by Immigration New Zealand.
“Employers surveyed said up to 10 percent of their workers arrived in poor health, suffering mostly from dental problems, boils and skin issues.
“But only 12 per cent of the workers were required to have additional health checks, and most had to pay for it themselves.
“Around half of employers surveyed said they made changes to their health and safety practices.”
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