Displaying items by tag: RURAL CONTRACTORS NZ

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 09:03

Government refuses to act on workers

Agricultural contractors are still struggling to fill the huge hole of workers it needs, despite recruiting 300 locals to the industry.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:33

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A retired Northland farmer and machinery driver says rural contractors must take some blame for the current shortage of skilled operators.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 07:21

Crunch time! — Editorial

OPINION: Crunch time is approaching for the country’s agricultural contractors.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 20 July 2020 10:10

Ag contractors frustrated

Agricultural contractors are becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of skilled workers available.

Published in Machinery & Products
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
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