A Blenheim family will star on one of the country’s longest running television shows this weekend.

Jono and Claire Bushell employ more than 400 workers through their company Vinepower to prune 8 million vines every winter in Marlborough.

Among them are workers from Vanuatu through the government’s Recognised Seasonal Employer work scheme.

A Country Calendar television crew has filmed the latest venture to come out of Bushell’s contacts with Ni-Vanuatu workers. It will air on October 8.

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Story courtesy of the Marlborough Express.


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