Joe and Fay Gock are responsible for those damn stickers on your fruits

Joe and Fay Gock are responsible for many innovations in agriculture, including putting stickers on fruit and saving kumara from the black rot—the latter of which may be their most important, since it saved the vegetable from disappearing in New Zealand. The Gocks are Chinese refugees of the Second Sino-Japanese War. They arrived in New Zealand in the 1940s and met and fell in love in the '50s. Their charming story only compares to their wit, humor, and love of life and land. This short film, directed by Felicity Morgan-Rhind and produced by Arani Cuthbert, gives us a glimpse of their connected lives and how they're very grateful to the land that received them with open arms.

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