Posts tagged "New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers"

Critical seasonal labour shortage may hinder kiwifruit industry growth – report

[3 August/The Country] A report by New Zealand Kiwifruit Gowers Inc says a critical shortage of seasonal workers could limit the kiwifruit industry’s growth over the next ten years. The report showed the industry would require 7,000 seasonal workers if it was to double in size as predicted. At the start of the 2018 season,...

Kiwifruit sector sparks jobs boom in Bay

 [21 February/ NZ Herald] New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Acting Chief Executive, Kate Longman said the industry would need an additional 4,740 seasonal staff and 420 full time staff by 2019, due to increasing SunGold kiwifruit volumes. Ms Longman said the industry had partnered with the Ministry of Social Development and the Master Contractors Association to...