Posts tagged "NZKGI"

More workers welcomed, but vacancies remain

[23 November/Rural News] The kiwifruit industry will welcome more Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers for next season, as part of the government granting the horticulture industry approval to recruit 1,750 more short term workers from the Pacific Islands (increasing the total to 12,850 nationally). New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc (NZKGI) CEO, Nikki Johnson, said the...

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,...