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Government support and increased flexibility for RSE workers overdue

08 Jul 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says while it welcomes increased government support and flexibility for the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers who are still in New Zealand wa...

Increased flexibility for RSE workers

08 Jul 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister of Immigration has granted a special direction to issue new limited visas to stranded Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) wor...

Direction of horticulture industry aligns with Fit for a Better World

07 Jul 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says the horticulture industry’s future focused strategies align well with what is proposed in Fit for a Better World. ‘Horticulture is already well i...

RMA Amendment Act 2020

07 Jul 2020

The Resource Management Act (RMA) Amendment Act 2020 was passed on 30 June and has introduced to the RMA a provision for farm plans (Part 9A).  This development was signalled ...

People profile: Alex Tomkins

30 Jun 2020

Alex Tomkins is already making waves within the horticulture industry, despite not yet having left Massey University. Now in the final year of studies for her Bachelor of Agri...

Tomato red spider mite – response stand-up

25 Jun 2020

Two populations of the tomato red spider mite (Tetranychus evansi) were found on nightshade plants near Auckland Airport and in Pakuranga as part of routine surveillance sever...

Export and domestic organic horticulture industry will benefit from a national standard

23 Jun 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says it backs moves to introduce a national standard for organic products through the Organic Products Bill, currently before Parliament. ‘Having a un...

Horticulture industry and govt cooperate to get thousands of RSE workers home

23 Jun 2020

The New Zealand Defence Force has begun taking more than 1000 Vanuatu nationals home. Photo: NZDFThe horticulture industry and the Government have cooperated to get thousands ...

People profile: Trixie-Lee Grey

23 Jun 2020

Photo: NZAPIFive years’ ago Trixie-Lee Grey started working in Taylor Corp’s packhouse as a holiday job – and she’s still working there today.“Initially the experience was cra...

COVID-19 update for horticulture

22 Jun 2020 COVID-19 update for horticulture image

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