Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Wednesday, 04 November 2020 10:21

Time for action — Editorial

OPINION: It's time for some real and fast action around allowing more seasonal workers into the country to help power NZ’s all-important agricultural and horticultural sectors.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:02

Lack of labour

New Zealand kiwifruit growers are nervous about having enough people to work in the industry during the coming months, according to grower organisation NZKGI.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 November 2020 10:03

Vets in short supply

Julie South, whose company VetStaff specialises in recruiting veterinarians, says there is a shortage of vets in New Zealand and that this has been compounded by Covid-19.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 November 2020 09:38

Covid heralds new food order

Fonterra is revamping its food service strategy to match new trends triggered by Covid.

Published in General News
Friday, 30 October 2020 11:41

Sauvignon Blanc in a sweet spot

Covid-19 has given Constellation Brands New Zealand a boost in the US market, as consumers fall back to strong brands they trust, says Managing Director Simon Towns.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 08:55

Vege crops at risk of rotting

Fruit and vegetable growers are warning their produce will be left unpicked and rotting in the fields unless the Government approves urgent visas for overseas workers.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 October 2020 12:59

Wine tour woes

Bookings for premium wine tours “vanished” when New Zealand’s borders closed, say operators struggling under Covid-19.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 October 2020 12:59

Vintage update

Wine companies, large and small, are grappling with the potential shortage of a reliable labour force for vintage 2021, with borders closed to international workers.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 October 2020 12:55

Covid-19 a big hit to small wineries

Losing boutique wineries to Covid-19 would be a blow for New Zealand’s wine industry, say the authors of a new report into challenges for small operators.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 October 2020 12:49

Digital juice

Covid-19, e-commerce and the risk of digital debt.

Published in General News