Thursday, August 18, 2022

Labour Special Report


Exile on Main Street

Exile on Main Street

Neal WallaceMay 16, 2022
Farmers Weekly journalists Richard Rennie and Neal Wallace investigate how two different districts, Opotiki and Gore, are trying to encourage new workers and address an ageing workforce while facing a static or falling population.

Opotiki labour predictions no cause for concern

Richard RennieMay 16, 2022
Officials charged with boosting rural employment in the Opotiki district doubt predictions the district will suffer a labour…

Locals need schools to match jobs

Richard RennieMay 16, 2022
The primary sector has some challenges to overcome about how it is perceived before it can successfully engage…

Tough road for kiwifruit’s eastern BoP growth

Richard RennieMay 16, 2022
Long-time Opotiki kiwifruit grower and contractor Brett Wooten is finding this season more challenging than ever over harvest,…


Filling vacancies still a challenge

Filling vacancies still a challenge

Neal WallaceMay 16, 2022
Gore has 90 job vacancies, a problem that is becoming more pronounced and shows no sign of going…
Sector forced to get by with fewer workers

Sector forced to get by with fewer workers

Neal WallaceMay 16, 2022
Dairy farmers are giving up trying to recruit new workers, says a Southland farmer. Jason Herrick, who farms…
A vocation worth promoting

A vocation worth promoting

Neal WallaceMay 16, 2022
The head of one of the country’s largest transport groups is urging the education system to promote vocational…
Industry jobs still a hard sell

Industry jobs still a hard sell

Neal WallaceMay 16, 2022
The days of advertising job vacancies and then sifting through the applicants are gone for large rural employers…
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