Te Puke car crash

2 Vanuatu seasonal workers killed in car crash

The men were employed by Trevelyan Pack and Cool Ltd under the Vanuatu Recognised Seasonal Employment scheme.

According to James Trevelyan, managing director Trevelyan Pack and Cool Ltd, the men “were tragically taken in a motor vehicle accident on No 1 Rd, Te Puke.”

"We are currently supporting the remaining team in this trying time and our thoughts and sympathies are with the extended families back in Vanuatu."

According to a NZ Herald report, Trevelyan said staff were supporting their Vanuatu employees and were feeding about 60 people from their campsite.