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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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Update from Kate Hellstrom 15 September 2021

Here's Kate's update on the work she's been representing the summerfruit sector in recently along with some timely reminders for growers...

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Make sure you have your say

Growers wanting to make a submission on the use of glyphosate to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) have until 23 September to have their say.

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One-way quarantine-free travel for RSE workers starting in October

Summerfruit NZ welcomes today’s Government announcement that one-way quarantine-free travel for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from Vanuatu, Samoa and Tonga will be starting in October.

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Central Otago horticulture labour survey

The organisers of the Central Otago Horticulture Labour Survey have asked us to remind Central Otago folks that the survey is out and ready to be completed, plus it only...

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Mental health and wellbeing resources

Gilbert Enoka has a long history of success as a mental skills coach with New Zealand’s corporate and sporting elite, and is internationally renowned for his 19 year history with...

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New seasonal job website launched today

Summerfruit growers and packhouse managers wishing to post their vacancies for seasonal work are encouraged to use the newly developed PickNZ Job Board.

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Export registration is open

Growers, packers and exporters are able to register for export using the secure portal’s online registration system.

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2021-22 Pre-season export update

There are a number of changes exporters need to be aware of ahead of the new export season.

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Access for summerfruit to overseas markets

The importing country phytosanitary requirements (ICPR) documents issued by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have been reviewed to identify access conditions for New Zealand summerfruit (cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines,...

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