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Technology is not a magic bullet

27th April 2018

New Zealand unemployment is currently at its lowest level since 2008. In some areas of the country there are very few people available for work, down to double digits, and this looks like it will continue for some time.

Horticulture Scholarships

17th January 2017, People

Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) is offering a new, $10,000 scholarship in 2020. The scholarship is available to people undertaking postgraduate study in horticulture or related fields.

Newly appointed People Capability Manager ready to promote careers in horticulture

27th October 2020

Emma Boase has been appointed to the new role of People Capability Manager at Horticulture New Zealand. The role has been created to help develop and promote careers in the horticulture industry.‘It’s a big role, but I can’t wait to get started working with the industry so that more people...

SSE scheme update

10th November 2020

This week, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has added some additional roles to the undersupply list. All MSD regions except Wellington (which is not a high seasonal work area) now have some roles listed in the undersupply lists.

Ahuwhenua Trophy 2020 Winner announced

24th November 2020

Norm Carter and Dame Patsy Reddy. Photo:

Videos about the RSE scheme

25th November 2020

The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme has been in place since 2013.

Horticulture industry appreciates Government’s decision on RSE workers

27th November 2020

The horticulture industry says it is appreciative of the Government’s decision to let 2000 Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from the Pacific into New Zealand under strict quarantine and employment conditions.

Key points on Govt’s RSE announcement

27th November 2020

At this stage, we do not know how the allocation will be managed.