Thursday, 16 May 2019 11:30

Overseas workers help harvest

About 250 new employees have already bolstered the kiwifruit industry’s worker shortage.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 April 2019 10:55

Overseas visitors needed to pick crops

Overseas visitors are being offered temporary work visas to help pick kiwifruit in Bay of Plenty.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 March 2019 08:43

The struggle for a good worker

Biosecurity aside, most farmers will tell you the biggest challenge facing the primary sector is a shortage of good, qualified people.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 08:37

Discuss whether employee wants to stay or go

Employers aren't paying enough attention to retaining the employees they have for the next season.

Published in General News
Friday, 15 February 2019 12:28

Labour shortage declared in Hawke’s Bay

The Government has declared a seasonal labour shortage across Hawke’s Bay.

Published in General News
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
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