Flood damage in Hawkes Bay after Cyclone Gabrielle. Photo: Catherine Wedd/Facebook

Orchardists are picking up the pieces from Gabrielle and keen on all the support they can get

The proposition of an immediate grant from the Government to save the apple trees in his Hawkes Bay orchard has been well received by Brydon Nisbet, the president of the local fruitgrowers’ association.

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Andrew Bevin is an Auckland-based business reporter who covers major industries, markets, regulation, aged care and fisheries.