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Jobs for Kiwis

21st October 2016

A recent report from the Salvation Army, asserting that there are 75,000 young Kiwis displaced by immigrants and educational inequality, has attracted a fair amount of criticism, including a challenge from Economic Development Minister Stephen Joyce.

Getting Kiwis into work

1st March 2017

Horticulture is working hard to get New Zealanders who have not been in work for some time, or who have just left school, into permanent work. There are many opportunities in horticulture and, with the industry growing as fast as it is, there are great careers on offer. One of the best...

Robots are horticulture's future

19th June 2017

Robots are making a difference in fruit and vegetable pack houses already, as seen in the above picture. This trend will continue.

Tairāwhiti labour force funding good news for horticulture

1st March 2017

Funding of $1.8 million, announced yesterday by the Government to grow the skills and capability of Tairāwhiti’s regional labour force, is good news for horticulture, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman.

Immigration for sustainable growth if no Kiwis available

28th July 2017

There is a straightforward formula for growing premium fruit and vegetables: suitable land + adequate water + skilled and reliable labour + the right cultivars = top-notch produce. There are more, but if one of those key ingredients is missing then growing food that attracts a premium is difficult.