Behind the coolstore at Taylor Apples in Waiohiki, cabins sit empty in the middle of a Hawke's Bay housing crisis.

This picking season the apple company invested $250,000 on 15 extra cabins to house the 30 extra seasonal workers the company applied for only to hit a Government snag.

"Basically we got declined," Cameron Taylor, who runs the packhouse, says.

"We spent the money, we started, we put half of them on site and then when we were declined we stopped spending any more money and we just tucked the cabins round the back of the cool store."


Taylor says