Friday, July 1, 2022

Employment


New initiative aims to fill worker shortages

New initiative aims to fill worker shortages

ByStaff reporterJun 28, 2022
A new initiative, Ag Work NZ, will try to entice more people to New Zealand and into farm worker and tractor driver roles.  Ag Work NZ is affiliated with rural driver training provider Ag Drive and will bring experienced staff…

Dairy sector launches new workforce plan

ByStaff reporterJun 23, 2022
The dairy sector has unveiled a new plan to attract workers over the next decade. The Great Futures in Dairying plan is the sector’s strategy to shape dairy farming as…

PGF gets a pass mark

ByNeal WallaceJun 17, 2022
The Government is hailing the $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) as a success, saying it has created 16,000 jobs and boosted regional economic growth. Economic and Regional Development Minister…

Labour issues in sector’s hands – Parker

ByGerald PiddockJun 10, 2022
The primary sector needs to find better, long-lasting solutions to its labour shortages because it will no longer be able to rely on cheap migrant labour that it has done…


Pay boost for shearers

Pay boost for shearers

ByAnnette ScottJun 2, 2022
The New Zealand Shearing Contractors’ Association (NZSCA) has announced that pay rates for key roles in the shearing industry will…
Fruit volumes sliced in harvest

Fruit volumes sliced in harvest

ByRichard RennieMay 26, 2022
Two of the country’s most significant horticultural crops have been caught out with lower than expected harvests, leaving the industry…
Reset leaves same labour issues

Reset leaves same labour issues

ByGerald PiddockMay 18, 2022
The Government’s immigration reset will have minimal impact on the labour-short primary sector, observers say. Vets are the only primary…
Upskilling on the job is key

Upskilling on the job is key

ByStaff reporterMay 17, 2022
Learning needs to happen at the right time so knowledge is fresh and able to be used practically in the…
Exile on Main Street

Exile on Main Street

ByNeal WallaceMay 16, 2022
New Zealand’s rural-led economic recovery is being hamstrung by a shortage of working-age staff, an inability to retain people and…
Opotiki labour predictions no cause for concern

Opotiki labour predictions no cause for concern

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