Friday, 23 November 2018 07:55

More workers welcomed, but vacancies remain

The kiwifruit industry welcomes more Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers for next season but must still work hard to attract the rest of the required workforce.

Published in General News
Thursday, 22 November 2018 14:55

Partnership approach pays off

The partnership approach was a key to Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) winning the industry award at the 2018 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards last week, says KVH chief executive Stu Hutchings.

Published in General News
Friday, 09 November 2018 11:55

Kiwifruit may be the ticket

Growing confidence in the kiwifruit sector is providing new opportunities for pastoral farmers.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 11:55

Spotlight on kiwifruit helps with jobs

Publicity on a labour shortage in the kiwifruit industry last season had an interesting side effect: it attracted people to come and work in the industry, says New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson.

Published in General News
Thursday, 09 August 2018 07:55

Appeals lodged on Psa case

The Crown will appeal the High Court’s decision that the government was negligent in allowing kiwifruit vine-killing disease Psa into the country.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 09:10

Critical labour shortage

Prior to the 2018 harvest, New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. (NZKGI) warned of looming labour shortages over the next 10 years.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 07:55

Northland orchards on the market

Seeka put nine Northland kiwifruit and avocado orchards on the market last week, including six it recently acquired from Turners and Growers.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 June 2018 12:55

Kiwifruit returns humming

Green and organic green kiwifruit growers were better off per tray this year than last, according to figures released by kiwifruit marketer Zespri.

Published in General News

Kiwifruit is in a “perfect storm” this year with a larger harvest and fewer backpacker and international student seasonal workers, says New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson.

Published in General News

With a shortage of 500 workers in the kiwifruit industry, the declaration of a seasonal labour shortage in Bay of Plenty could be imminent.

Published in General News
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