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Seasonal labour a vital ingredient

11th January 2018

Research New Zealand recently conducted a survey reporting on the impacts of the RSE scheme, where it has directly enabled:

Increase in Pacific worker numbers good for horticulture

6th November 2018

Horticulture New Zealand is pleased Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Immigration Minister Iain Lees Galloway have increased the amount of Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers who will be available for the upcoming busy fruit harvest season.

No workers, no fruit and veges

9th November 2018

There have been three recent announcements of interest to horticulture:

Immigration Act amendment as a result of COVID-19

11th May 2020

A Bill to give Immigration New Zealand more flexibility during the COVID-19 response and recovery was introduced into Parliament on 5 May.

Increased flexibility for RSE workers

8th July 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister of Immigration has granted a special direction to issue new limited visas to stranded Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers who qualify.

RSE update - 14 July

14th July 2020

We sent out an update on the changes to the RSE scheme that were made on 8 July. These changes offer increased flexibility and certainty for those involved with the scheme. You can read our update on what these changes include here.

Immigration webinar update - 17 July

17th July 2020

Due to the Minister of Immigration having had surgery, he will not be able to do the webinar scheduled for 2pm Friday 17 July because he has no voice.

Farm Environment Plan workshops re-starting in Pukekohe

22nd July 2020

FEP workshops are restarting in Pukekohe for growers in Auckland and Waikato. The workshop series will get underway in August, and run through to November 2020.

RSE Survey 2020

28th July 2020

The latest Recognised Seasonal Worker (RSE) survey – used earlier this year when the industry successfully made the case to keep the scheme in place – is now available here.

RSE update - 25 August

19th August 2020

The Government has announced that it is extending Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) visas by six months, allowing these workers to stay and work in New Zealand.Immigration New Zealand will contact all RSE employers whose workers visas are expiring.

Work the Seasons RSE Chat

25th August 2020

Work the Seasons has included the availability of Employer to Employer private chat on the Work the Seasons Platform. Work the Seasons have provided details below on how to use the Employer chat to get the most effective results.

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.