The ACT Party appears to have scooped the Government by jumping the gun on an announcement about managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ).
In a press statement at 2pm, ACT leader David Seymour said: "While we welcome today's announcement that five hundred MIQ rooms will be available to workers, it is far too late and doesn't go far enough."
The Government has not made any announcement yet about freeing up space in MIQ. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is holding her weekly post-Cabinet press conference at 4pm.
The ACT Party also put out a statement about Fair Pay Agreements half an hour before the Government made its announcement at 1pm last Friday.
The Prime Minister's office has declined to comment.
ACT has consistently been calling on the Government to increase space in MIQ to allow for more recognised seasonal workers (RSEs).
"The Government will give itself a big pat on the back today when it should be reflecting on how much misery it's caused businesses when it should have been working proactively to have a plan in place," Seymour said in his statement.
"There was no need for us to miss the entire 2020 season as the Government stood by watching fruit rotting on the ground."