15 February 2022
The Government has announced that New Zealand will move to Phase 2 of the Omicron response at 11.59pm tonight, Tuesday 15 February, given the sharp increase in community cases.
With the border still closed and backpacker numbers dwindling, Central Otago cherry growers had to cast their net far and wide to attract the pickers needed for the 2022 harvest season.
The past 20 years have been a busy time for the Dunn family. What began as a family cut-flower operation near Cambridge has blossomed into one of New Zealand's leading producers of greens and herbs.
10 February 2022
Information about the management of Omicron in the workplace is slowly emerging from the Government. The Government has said it wants to keep the supply chain operating.
4 February 2022
HortNZ and product groups have been working together to review the information and put together the following advice to try and give growers and packhouse operators a level of clarity.
3 February 2022
Registering as a critical business is imperative under Phase 2 of the Omicron response because the registration will be used by the Government to prioritise access to rapid antigen tests (RATs).
2 February 2022
It was two tales of one season for asparagus growers as bigger operators were hit by export barriers and constricted markets, while more localised ones met or even exceeded previous targets.
Having planted strawberries in early June, Gisborne grower Kristine Peck was selling fruit by mid-October and anticipating a busy period leading up to Christmas and beyond.
27 January 2022
We have been informed that the Government will establish within the next two weeks a Critical Workforce Register to prioritise allocation of RATs.
26 January 2022
This afternoon, the Government provided some more information about how it intends to manage the spread of Omicron in the community, through a three-phase approach.