Posts tagged "Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme"

Flu strikes Hawke’s Bay pickers

[03 March/The Country] Two overseas workers in the fruit picking community have been hospitalised in Hawke’s Bay due to H1N1 influenza outbreak. A Hawke’s Bay DHB spokeswoman said there were 71 cases of people showing symptoms of the flu. Richard Bubby, Managing Director of Thornhill Horticultural Contracting confirmed that 31 workers had been off work...

Here’s why no-one wants to plant trees for $400 a day

[21 January/Stuff] Recent reports that there is a shortage of people to plant the trees required by the Government’s one billion trees programmes reflect a view amongst many New Zealanders that it is not worth taking on casual roles according to worker advocates. Pay rates in the North Island are up to 60c a tree,...