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...

16 September 2020 - Media Release - APAL
As industry works to improve access to harvest labour, the focus is on ensuring growers can use the labour they have access to most efficiently. Agri-food value chain specialist Simon Drum, PSVC Advisory, has some timely ideas about getting the most from your seasonal workers read more...

16 September 2020 - Media Release - APAL
Hort Innovation has released it’s latest update of chemical reviews and regulatory changes, with APAL highlighting any changes that could impact Australian apple and pear growers. read more...

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