From break-ins to Covid-19 and now a cancer diagnosis, Napier's Train World has had a challenging year.
The seasonal workers will isolate for seven days at their place of work - but will be able to work.
RAL said they were supposedly transferring back to work in Christchurch when they made the stop.
Many forestry workers are eager to get back out into the back blocks after being cooped up at home.
Supplying supermarkets is the biggest part of some fruit grower's business, but often they won't break even.