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Horticulture industry appreciates Government’s decision on RSE workers

27 Nov 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 s...

Key points on Govt’s RSE announcement

27 Nov 2020

The facts 2000 additional RSE workers to enter New Zealand early next year Employers must pay these workers at least $22.10 an hour Employers will cover costs of managed isola...

What the horticulture industry is doing to attract and retain New Zealanders

26 Nov 2020

AccommodationThornhill Horticultural Contracting Ltd offers fulltime, year-round employment, in conjunction with accommodation and pastoral care. Released prisoners, who have ...

Ahuwhenua Trophy 2020 Winner announced

24 Nov 2020 Ahuwhenua Trophy 2020 Winner announced image

Norm Carter and Dame Patsy Reddy. Photo: alphapix.nzThe winner of the inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award 2020 is Te Kaha 15B Hineora Orchard.Hin...

Videos about the RSE scheme

16 Nov 2020

The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme has been in place since 2013. It enables the horticulture and viticulture industries to recruit workers from the Pacific Islands ...

Horticulture New Zealand keen to work with new Government

11 Nov 2020

Horticulture New Zealand – which advocates for New Zealand’s 6000 plus fruit and vegetable growers – is keen to work with the new Government to ensure the industry can continu...

SSE scheme update

10 Nov 2020

Supplementary Seasonal Employer (SSE) updateThis week, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has added some additional roles to the undersupply list.  All MSD regions excep...

October Issues of The Orchardist and NZGrower

31 Oct 2020

    The Orchardist October 2020   Download PDF (11mb)      NZGrower October 2020   Download PDF  (7mb)     Click here to view the September issues.

List of job recruitment sites

30 Oct 2020

A list of the most relevant job recruitment sites for growers to use, with descriptions about each of them.Industry backed job sites: GoHort Job

Newly appointed People Capability Manager ready to promote careers in horticulture

27 Oct 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 h...