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

For many centuries humans have been travelling the globe and with these travels has come the need to move money safely, cheaply and efficiently. Today, there are many people who move abroad in search of better work opportunities and the means to support family members......

Vanuatu’s up-and-coming football stars will be well-equipped to kick on with their sporting goals, thanks to a generous donation from Nelson and their fellow Ni-Vans based here. Last week, the Shefa Provincial Education Office received over 200 footballs and used team uniforms from Nelson Suburbs FC. The delivery was co-ordinated by a group......

Seasonal workers preparing to depart for New Zealand have been urged to behave, refrain from extra marital affairs and to stay away from abusing social media. The message came from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour yesterday during a pre-departure orientation at the Human......

The service, which started with Fijian RSE workers in Hawke’s Bay in the 2018/2019 picking season, lets workers open bank accounts in Fiji before arriving in New Zealand. Photo / Supplied Hawkes Bay Today. A pilot scheme to help Recognised Seasonal Employees (RSEs) send wages......

Rural industry leaders say without foreign workers they would not be able to get their grapes picked, kiwifruit packed and cows milked. So how dependent are New Zealand’s rural industries on migrant labour? Last year, more than 20,000 foreign workers came to New Zealand to work......

It’s time to start giving credit to the seasonal pickers, packers and pruners for the role they play in our economy, writes the University of Waikato’s John Gibson. The Government recently announced increases in the cap for visas under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. After the second increase, the scheme will allow up......

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,......