Displaying items by tag: employment

Thursday, 22 September 2016 06:55

Finding a solution to a very real problem

Recent debate about unemployed New Zealanders and their keenness – or lack of it – to gain work was sparked after Prime Minister John Key commented how hard it is to get beneficiaries into seasonal work.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 17 September 2016 09:08

Dairy farms targeted in labour infringements probe

Dairy farmers who fail to keep written employment agreements or time records can expect to receive a sharp shock, as the Labour Inspectorate launches a nationwide probe into compliance in the industry.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 14:55

New plants, more jobs

Sixty new dairy process jobs were created when Fonterra opened four plants in the South Island recently.

Published in General News
Saturday, 24 October 2015 11:55

Jobs struggle to find takers

With the annual value of the New Zealand agricultural machinery industry put at a conservative $1.3 billion, and agriculture in general being the key driver of NZ’s GDP, you’d think it would be easy to recruit youngsters into the industry.

Published in Machinery & Products
Saturday, 08 August 2015 15:54

Are Kiwi jobless actually employable?

South Auckland unemployed people have been bused to Hawkes Bay to work in orchards as part of a pilot RSE (recognised seasonal employer) scheme for New Zealanders.

Published in General News
Saturday, 08 August 2015 15:36

Giving locals a chance

The horticulture industry has an obligation to involve New Zealanders because they are the seedbed for workers for the industry, Jerf van Beek told a HortNZ conference session.

Published in General News
Saturday, 08 August 2015 07:12

Paying your children for farm work has pitfalls

Whether it be feeding the calves after school or docking lambs, working on the family farm is a quintessential rural New Zealand right of passage for many kiwi kids.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:35

Fonterra to wield the axe

Fonterra is set to cut hundreds of jobs from head office as it undergoes a major review of operations. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 12:56

Guide on employing migrants

New guides for migrant dairy workers and their employers have been re-released by the Government.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:01

The full story

Union boss Helen Kelly has dairy farmers in her sights over pay rates and work conditions, naming and shaming a Taranaki cocky last week and going on Radio Live to lambast dairy farmers as poor employers.

Published in Milking It

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