Seasonal workers left stranded

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NO MORE SNOW: Greg Palmes was one of many workers stranded on Buller following the pandemic lockdown. PHOTO: Sandra Lee Photography

ARRIVING on Mount Buller at the beginning of the snow season usually comes with a lot of excitement for many backpackers and workers who spend much of their lives chasing seasonal work.

One of many arriving in Australia last year for their first time, Gregorio (Greg) Palmes didn’t know what to expect, however, the last thing he did expect was a global pandemic.

For many, including Greg, the coronavirus has completely thrown travel and work plans out the window.


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