A Federated Farmers survey in March this year found just under one-third of farmers employed migrant staff.
New research aims to help smooth out peaks and troughs in production in different land uses.
New system that was supposed to speed up skilled worker visas has led to more delays, say those affected.
Hanzon’s range of recording helps improve workplace safety and upskill new entrants, industry leader says.
Rural Health Network wins funding from Health NZ to support recruitment for primary care practices.
It’s important to make the time to celebrate the love you have for your work – and your workers.
Farmers are putting more effort into trying to make job offers more attractive.
Seeka says their RSEs are highly valued and have been a huge help during times of crisis.
More backpackers and smaller crops lift labour pressures.
More than 52,000 working holiday visas have been approved in recent months, with nearly 36,500 backpackers entering New Zealand since the borders re-opened.
Politicians ‘don’t have social licence to bring in enough people to make up the shortfall’.
New Zealand Meat Workers and Related Trades Union says a definition of “skilled migrant worker” is needed.
Immigration Minister Michael Wood hasn't made life easy for work visa applicants.
Meat Industry Association and Federated Farmers say more meat workers must be allowed into New Zealand.
Commissioner calls for human rights of workers to be respected.
It's important for every member of the farming team to take time off.
A study reveals thousands of highly-skilled workers will be needed as New Zealand’s industry skills gap continues to widen.
Government moves to ease workforce pressures, improve conditions for workers.
As skilled workers, trained Fijian butchers not covered by recent wage amnesty.
Meat works to gain from skilled migrant wage relief.
Eye-watering estimate of loss to primary sector underlines gravity of the situation.
Immigration Minister’s announcement welcomed by industry under strain.
Agribusiness bank puts out call for candidates eyeing career in field.
Government is calling for disability barriers to be lowered for people with all types of disabilities when it comes to employment.
The role will include portfolio and asset management using analytics to inform decision-making.
Environment ministry doubles in four years but shortage of experienced people is pushing up salaries.
Addressing New Zealand’s ongoing labour crisis was a key topic at the Primary Industries of NZ Summit in Auckland this month.
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