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

The 1000 square metre building is a well-recognised round building on a 1616 square metre site. Photo / Supplied, Hawkes Bay Today An odd-looking Hastings complex that houses seasonal workers for the country’s biggest organic orchard is on the market for sale with a 20 year......

Strawberry growers say the Immigration Minister’s failure to announce a cap on seasonal workers will result the businesses that harvest in October and November, having to leave a large proportion of their crops rotting in the ground. New Zealand Strawberries and other early season Kiwi produce risks......

At the end of a frustrating season in the mid-1990s, Basil Goodman promised himself that no matter who walked in the door, they’d be put to work in the orchard. As the fruit grower manager of a large syndicated stonefruit and cherry orchard outside Cromwell,......

Hawke’s Bay’s apple industry will spend $30 million on building accommodation totalling 1500 beds for RSE (recognised seasonal employment) workers. The Government is yet to decide on approving 1000 extra RSE workers to help pick Hawke’s Bay’s $650 million apple crop in 2020. The apple......

According to Hort NZ, the RSE scheme helped the industry keep up with production and benefitted the Pacific region by $50m last year. The worker scheme known as Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) last year benefitted the Pacific Islands by at least $50 million, says Horticulture......

Vanuatu’s National Workers Union is encouraged by increased organisation by seasonal workers in neighbouring countries in asserting their basic rights. Dozens of ni-Vanuatu on Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program last week won a settlement after taking legal action against an agriculture contractor for gross underpayment and......

The Angus has more than 300 beds for seasonal workers and Kiwis returning to the workforce. Dale Faulkner had lived a life of abusing “the hard stuff” and had been to prison more than once; but by the time he came to live at The Angus,......

RICKY WILSON/STUFF Hortus workers, Ken Louis and Clement Ino, do their weekly shop. Coming from a place where doing groceries means “picking fresh fruit off the tree” moving to New Zealand can mean a big dietary adjustment for seasonal workers. Workers are often spotted in Blenheim supermarkets with trolleys filled......

Hawke’s Bay’s apple industry says it is investing over $30 million into building more than 1500 new beds for Recognised Seasonal Employment workers, which they say is already helping fix the region’s housing crisis. Right now Hawke’s Bay growers are awaiting the Government’s imminent decision......