A Zoom and in person workshop on Wednesday, 6 October from 3.00pm is being planned for employers wanting to learn more about hiring orchard and packhouse staff.
Tracey Harrison – MSD Regional Seasonal Coordinator in Central Otago – has provided an overview of the New Zealand Seasonal Work Scheme that she administers in our southern growing region.
Unfortunately there will be a delay in sending out the wall charts due to the Level 4 lockdown preventing the charts from finishing printing.
The seasonally refreshed charts for each crop type – apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum and a combined NZ market chart, can be found by members on the secure portal under...
During our recent grower visits in Hawke's Bay and Central Otago along with conversations with growers in other regions, we’ve put together a summary of the ideas and feedback to date.
Summerfruit NZ's labour coordinator, Tracey Mansfield, is already attending job expos and fielding inquiries from people interested in summer work.
Summerfruit NZ has been working with MPI on the launch of the new Opportunity Grows Here labour campaign.
From 11.59pm on 17 August, the whole of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 4 after a positive case of the Covid-19 Delta variant was found in Auckland on Tuesday.
If you're interested in how one grower has structured his operation to be carbon neutral, Mike Casey from Forest Lodge Orchard has written an interesting blog detailing what they're doing...