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Zespri will this year issue licences for an additional 700ha of SunGold kiwifruit and 50ha of organics.
The kiwifruit industry welcomes more Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers for next season but must still work hard to attract the rest of the required workforce.
The partnership approach was a key to Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) winning the industry award at the 2018 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards last week, says KVH chief executive Stu Hutchings.
Publicity on a labour shortage in the kiwifruit industry last season had an interesting side effect: it attracted people to come and work in the industry, says New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson.
The Crown will appeal the High Court’s decision that the government was negligent in allowing kiwifruit vine-killing disease Psa into the country.
Prior to the 2018 harvest, New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. (NZKGI) warned of looming labour shortages over the next 10 years.
Seeka put nine Northland kiwifruit and avocado orchards on the market last week, including six it recently acquired from Turners and Growers.
Green and organic green kiwifruit growers were better off per tray this year than last, according to figures released by kiwifruit marketer Zespri.
Kiwifruit is in a “perfect storm” this year with a larger harvest and fewer backpacker and international student seasonal workers, says New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson.