17 September 2020 - Media Release - A Good Fruit Grower
After years of collaboration, testing and improvements, vaccumm harvest system nearly ready for mass production read more...

17 September 2020 - Media Release - NZAPI
Industry representatives met with Finance Minister, Grant Robertson in Hawke’s Bay earlier this week to discuss challenges facing the regional fruit and wine industry. The main item of discussion was around labour pressure for the coming grape, summerfruit and apple harvests - pressure that will see more than 10,000 seasonal workers needed. read more...

17 September 2020 - Media Release
Central Otago fruit growers support their industry’s call for urgent action from Government to address the looming shortage of horticultural workers, says Ettrick Fruit Growers Association Chairman, Peter Vernon. Last week, New Zealand Apples and Pears raised concerns that the $870 million dollar apple industry will be at risk if a seasonal workforce is not assembled read more...

16 September 2020 - Media Release - Pacific Cooperation Foundation
John Fiso, Chairman of the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF), believes New Zealand can achieve a win-win by providing financial support for Pacific people from neighbouring island nations to head to New Zealand and help our horticultural sector in the upcoming fruit picking season. read more...

16 September 2020 - Media Release - Newstalk ZB
Winston Peters has suggested using military aircraft, to bring seasonal workers from the Pacific into New Zealand to work in orchards. read more...

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