Displaying items by tag: employment

Thursday, 25 June 2020 13:22

Feds back GoDairy career pathway

Federated Farmers is backing an industry and government partnership helping Kiwis towards a career on dairy farms.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 14:40

Imports still vital — ag contractors

Despite eagerness from out-of-work Kiwis, the ag contracting industry will still need to continue importing experienced, overseas workers for some time yet.

Published in General News
Friday, 19 June 2020 12:28

Short cuts

Labour constraints have put pressure on pruning this season, with experienced crews of Recognised Seasonal Employer workers shut out by border closures.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 14:01

Hundreds of workers stranded

Hundreds of Pacific Islanders stranded in Central Otago during the Covid-19 lockdown may be facing a long wait until they can safely return home.

Published in General News

With thousands of migrant visas set to expire, National’s ag spokesperson David Bennett is urging the Government to act quickly to avoid a potential labour shortage for the calving season.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 14:02

Govt funding for local kiwifruit workers

A training programme to help the kiwifruit industry provide employment opportunities for New Zealanders is receiving Government funding.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 09:55

Report highlights good pay packets

A report confirming a sharp rise in pay for dairy sector workers will help attract more New Zealanders to farming jobs, says Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 09:51

COVID-19: DairyNZ’s plan for job shortages

DairyNZ is calling on the Government to work with the dairy sector to address a looming staff shortage — exacerbated by COVID-19.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 08:55

Go early with on-farm calls

Follow the Government and go early with your on-farm decisions, says Sharon Morrell the head of DairyNZ’s consulting officers in upper North Island.

Published in General News
Friday, 10 April 2020 08:55

Hort sector adapts to new normal

The Government moving from level 2 to 3, and then to 4 in quick succession sent shockwaves through horticulture's labour pool.

Published in General News

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