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Covid-19 Guidance for summerfruit growers

Please see the Ministry for Primary Industries guidance for the horticulture industry on operating under Covid-19, via the HortNZ link here.

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Pick the Bay

This Hawke's Bay employment expo is aimed at people interested in summer horticulture work. Pick the Bay is being held from 4-6pm on Tuesday, 10 November at Toitoi – Hawke’s...

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Nzsummer apricot budwood orders for 2021-22

The Apricot Co Interim Board (ACIB), in conjunction with Plant & Food Research, is now welcoming orders for ‘Nzsummer’ series apricot budwood for 2021-22.

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Update from Richard Palmer 21 October 2020

The election has passed and now we await the formation of a government, hopefully with renewed vigour to deal with the issues of rebuilding the economy.

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Entry of overseas fishermen into New Zealand

You may have seen in the news that the Government is letting into New Zealand, fishermen from Russia and Ukraine, at a cost of $1 million in quarantine to the...

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Fruit picking's a solid second for students

A recent article entitled Working in the Sun: Top Jobs to Get Cause Rent’s Still Due in January published in Critic (Otago University student magazine) saw fruit picking reach second...

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Access to secure documents on MPI website is changing

The Ministry for Primary Industries is changing the way secure documents such as OAPs, registers, and pest lists are accessed on their website.

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Cherry crop estimate review

As you know Summerfruit NZ is working closely with the Government and other stakeholders to deal with the unprecedented challenges of the coming season.

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Job expos sign up seasonal workers

Southland Career Progression Manager, Chelsea Donnelly, has been quite busy over the past few weeks. She's been representing the horticulture sector at the jobbortunity expos, talking with secondary school students...

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Observations from the field – 12 October 2020

With the unseasonably warm temperatures in Hawke’s Bay last week and the cold spell that went through Central Otago the week before, I thought we might do a compare and...

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