The usual culprits are angry at hearing last week that the Government and the agri sector will work together to…
The first hour on an orchard is more important for a worker’s employment prospects than anything in their life previously, says successful Whangarei grower Patrick Malley.
Biosecurity aside, most farmers will tell you the biggest challenge facing the primary sector is a shortage of good, qualified people.
A permanent solution to the harvest labour shortage problem is needed for the apple industry, claims a sector spokesman.
Industry input is welcome as the government reviews the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) system this year.