Thursday, 06 June 2019 10:55

No luck for Irish contractors

Ireland, often a source of skilled farm machinery operators for rural contractors in New Zealand, is facing even worse driver shortages than NZ.

Published in World News
Saturday, 22 October 2016 12:55

Good growth gives new season kick-start

Despite wet weather in many regions, the outlook is encouraging and we are seeing plenty of good growth around the country as rural contractors start cranking up for their busy season.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:26

Showing the boys how it’s done!

Helen Slattery is the rural contracting sector's first woman to gain a national certificate in infrastructure works supervision Level 5.

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 22 September 2016 06:55

Finding a solution to a very real problem

Recent debate about unemployed New Zealanders and their keenness – or lack of it – to gain work was sparked after Prime Minister John Key commented how hard it is to get beneficiaries into seasonal work.

Published in Opinion

A record turnout of 153 contractors, from all around the country, descended on the Bay of Islands for this year's RCNZ annual conference.

Published in General News

Rural contractors have been reminded to play their part in preventing the spread of velvetleaf as management of the pest weed enters a new phase.

Published in General News
Monday, 02 May 2016 16:15

Contractors must do their bit

Agricultural contractors around the country must play their part in helping to prevent the spread of the invasive weed velvetleaf.

Published in General News
Saturday, 16 April 2016 17:25

Deputy PM is right – Rural Contractors

Comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in relation to the suitability and work ethic of some young New Zealanders is, unfortunately, correct.

Published in General News
Monday, 21 March 2016 13:55

Keeping ourselves well in tough times

It is easy to talk ourselves into doom and gloom nowadays, given a push by ill-informed media reporting and commentary on the agricultural sector.

Published in Opinion

Agricultural contractors around New Zealand support the Government's current immigration rules on allowing temporary workers into the country.

Published in General News
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