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Christchurch rebuild migrants face debts, cramped accommodation

16 Jul

By Michael Morrah

Reporter

Reprinted from TV3 News

In the third winter since the earthquakes, men and machines are still working across Christchurch.

As the demolition nears an end, attention is now turning to the rebuild. Thousands of workers will be needed to rejuvenate a bleak landscape.

And to get numbers, the Government has fast-tracked visa applications to get more people in from overseas.

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Most of the international workforce is coming from the Philippines, where the Trade Minister was just last month.

More than 700 workers came in last year and the Government is confident that is only going to increase.

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