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RSE update - 25 August

19th August 2020

The Government has announced that it is extending Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) visas by six months, allowing these workers to stay and work in New Zealand.Immigration New Zealand will contact all RSE employers whose workers visas are expiring.

Farm Environment Plans at a glance

25th August 2020

Article by Damien Farrelly – NZGAP and food safety manager at Horticulture New Zealand.

Work the Seasons RSE Chat

25th August 2020

Work the Seasons has included the availability of Employer to Employer private chat on the Work the Seasons Platform. Work the Seasons have provided details below on how to use the Employer chat to get the most effective results.

COVID-19 update for horticulture

19th August 2020

This page contains information relating to the current COVID-19 situation.

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HortNZ welcomes Government’s support of horticulture through immigration changes

22nd September 2020

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s latest immigration changes, saying they offer support to stranded backpackers and RSE workers as well as the New Zealand horticulture industry at a critical time.

Government support for FEPs welcomed by HortNZ

23rd September 2020

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed government support for Farm Environment Plans, saying the horticulture industry is already well on the way to implementing Farm Environment Plans across the country.

Update on HortNZ's performance

24th September 2020

As part of a new set of Warrant of Fitness KPIs that were introduced earlier this year, HortNZ has compiled the results for the 1 April to 1 September period. Click here to download the WoF KPI results.

2020’s asparagus season off to an early start

30th September 2020

Asparagus lovers across New Zealand are rejoicing, thanks to the 2020 season getting off to an early start.

HortNZ says vegetable price increases of up to 58% could result in health cost increases of up to $610 million

2nd October 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says it is concerned that predicted increases of up to 58% could price vegetables off the table, resulting in preventable and costly strains on the health system of up to $610 million.