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Here is where you can find information about current affairs relevant to the RSE scheme, horticulture and viticulture industries.

Fiji’s Employment Minister, Jone Usamate, says a major challenges for Fijian seasonal workers in Australia and New Zealand is the influence from the Fijian diaspora in both countries. Fiji Minister of Employment Jone Usamate Photo: supplied The Fiji Times reported Mr Usamate telling parliament the......

The Samoa Government says its proposal that the country’s seasonal workers be eligible for permanent residency in New Zealand is on the agenda for future bilateral talks. New Zealand has an annual quota for 1,100 Samoans to immigrate to this country but it is frequently......

Roselyn Givi and Janet Meimana in Hawkes Bay Photo: RNZ Lynda Chanwai-Earle From Voices, 3:30 pm on 29 January 2018 Lynda Chanwai-Earle, Producer  @LyndaChanwaiEar lynda.chanwai-earle@radionz.co.nz The industry that brings juicy blueberries from Hawke’s Bay to breakfast tables around the country may be threatened by a......

Lynda Chanwai-Earle, Producer @LyndaChanwaiEar lynda.chanwai-earle@radionz.co.nz What do solar panels and education for Melanesian youth have in common? Hard-working mothers, sisters and daughters from the Solomon Islands who travel to New Zealand each year to support their families. As Roselyn Givi and Janet Meimana pick fruit......

New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme is likely to continue expanding in the coming years, but not dramatically. Roselyn Givi and Janet Meimana, RSE workers from the Solomon Islands. Photo: RNZ Lynda Chanwai-Earle Around 11,000 Pacific people are working in New Zealand’s viticulture and horticulture......

The Solomon Islands High Commissioner in New Zealand says her country can guarantee the safety of seasonal worker recruiters visiting her country. Joy Kere was responding to reports that a recruiter was subject to intimidation and extortion attempts while in Honiara. Solomon Islands’ High Commissioner......

People being evacuated from Ambae during the erruption Photo: Nixon Garae Tambeana The President of Vanuatu’s Penama Province, Alban Garaevui says his council has endorsed seasonal work for people from Ambae Island after their crops were destroyed by ash fall and acid rain from the......

Fifteen women leave Fiji today to join New Zealand’s Recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. FBC reported the women would be in New Zealand for four months picking strawberries and blueberries for Turners & Growers NZ Limited. Of the fifteen, nine were returning workers and six......

New Zealand kiwifruit growers have played a key part in helping improve the health services to remote Vanuatu islands that provide many of the workers for the industry over busy seasonal periods. This year 3500 Vanuatu workers journeyed to NZ under the Recognised Seasonal Employer......

Jordan James has been named Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year. Photo / Supplied Mr Apple orchard worker Jordan James notched up his second win in a row when he was announced the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year at a gala dinner......