Kiwifruit Strap
The Bay's leading industry was brought to its knees nearly a decade ago as Psa left kiwifruit vines and growers in ruin.

But this vital sector has bounced back and is today prospering - and is now struggling to find enough workers to harvest its crops.

As part of a Bust to Boom: Kiwifruit's remarkable comeback, Carmen Hall takes a look at a school that is teaching students the skills to enter the industry.

Katikati College has launched a pilot horticulture programme to get students into the kiwifruit industry.

If successful it could be adopted by a sister school in Tonga.

Teacher Hilary Johnson said there were career opportunities


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