If vines can't be cropped there will be huge losses for the sector.
Fuel and heavy-duty batteries have been thieves' main targets.
However, WeatherWatch is warning it may not come to areas that are in need.
One apple orchardist said he's lost $60,000 already thanks to a lack of RSE workers.
A car was found wedged head-on in wooden orchard crates on Saturday.
The speeding driver went airborne and landed in a stack of fruit bins after fleeing from police overnight.
One of the kids asked to use the bathroom, then stole the homeowner's wallet.
There is currently a nationwide shortage of forklift operators.
It comes as the sector faces a massive worker shortage.
Police say a man and woman have been taken into custody.
"Why wouldn't I?"
It's a once-in-a-blue-moon deal.
Orchard owners have been fearing labour shortages for months as the peak picking season approaches.
He didn't return to his vehicle on Sunday evening.
In the council's new long-term plan, it is proposing rates rises of between 7 and 13 percent each year over the next five years.
A man standing outside the bar suffered a hand injury and a bar staff member was also injured.
Five men in a vehicle drove up to a bar in West Quay, Napier, and fired shots.
GeoNet says the light quake struck 10km southwest of Hastings at 6:35am.
Farmers say they're not getting the support they need to stay afloat.
The festival itself was cancelled due to recent COVID-19 restrictions.