Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:06

Apple crop risks going unpicked

A permanent solution to the harvest labour shortage problem is needed for the apple industry, claims a sector spokesman.

Published in General News

Industry input is welcome as the government reviews the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) system this year. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:55

Petition pleads for immigration law changes

A 7,500 signature petition was presented to parliament last week calling for changes to NZ’s immigration laws.

Published in General News

The meat industry is short of about 2000 workers, a gap needing filling by much more than just signing up foreign workers.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:55

Parents hold kids back from ag careers

The biggest barrier to youngsters choosing careers in agriculture is parents’ thinking that agriculture is “just a dumping ground.”

Published in General News
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 10:55

Investing in staff pays dividends

The ‘big thing’ in employing farm staff is to invest in them, says Dunsandel farmer Michael Woodward.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 15:46

Best primary sector employers announced

The best primary sector employers were named at the MPI AGMARDT Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.

Published in General News
Thursday, 22 November 2018 08:55

What makes staff join and stay?

What attracts staff and makes them stay longer? Two Pāmu Farms human resources staff have found out.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 08:54

More Pacific workers for NZ orchards

More labourers from the Pacific Islands are coming to work on New Zealand orchards.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:14

Migrant worker threat ‘just a vote-catcher’

A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’ they don’t intend to implement, says immigration law specialist Ben De’Ath.

Published in Agribusiness
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