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Government announcement on industry vaccination mandates

I’ve just spent a few days in Central Otago visiting summerfruit growers with Nadine Tunley, Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) chief executive, and attending a series of HortNZ workshops on farm...

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Seasonal Workers Welcome BBQ

The Operation Cromwell Harvest team would like to welcome all seasonal workers from the summerfruit, apple and pear, and viticulture industries to an evening of summer sports and a BBQ...

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2019 Antibiotic sale analysis – summary for Summerfruit growers

Each year MPI analyses antibiotic sales data. This is mainly for products used in animals as veterinary medicines. However, horticulture (including summerfruit growers) uses antibiotic products as well for disease control.

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Move your seasonal work vacancies to PickNZ

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has announced that the Work the Seasons website is being decommissioned, so as of 6 December, MSD will not be accepting new job listings.

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Horticulture scholarship applications close soon

A reminder there are scholarships available for those in the industry wanting to further their studies in horticulture.

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Covid-19 Guidance for summerfruit growers

For the employee permit to travel during Alert Level 3 & 4 template, click here.

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Hawke's Bay Young Fruitgrower Of The Year 2022 dates announced

The 2022 Hawke’s Bay Young Fruit Grower of the Year Competition will be held on Thursday, 26 May and the Awards Dinner on the following night of Friday, 27 May...

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Top of the South workers available

We've been advised by Sealord in Nelson that they are shutting their factory from 3 December to 10 January and have a number of staff available to the horticulture sector.

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Phytosanitary inspector training course in Central Otago – Save the date

Packhouse operators will be interested to read that a phytosanitary inspector training course for the season has been organised for Monday, 22 November in Alexandra.

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Emerging Achiever Award launched in Hawke's Bay

The Hawke's Bay Fruitgrowers' Association (HBFA) has launched the Emerging Achiever Award which will be presented at the HBFA industry awards night on 27 January 2022.

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