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Pacific fruit pickers fly into SA to ease worker shortages this citrus season

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The first 200 international fruit-picking workers will head to the Riverland after touching down in Adelaide ahead of the citrus harvest, with their arrival expected to ease “critical shortages” in the sector.

The seasonal workers are the first cohort of about 1,200 from Tonga who will arrive in the state over the next three months.

All will be immediately transferred to the Paringa Resort near Renmark, where they will undertake two weeks of quarantine.

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