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

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 4:36 pm Press Release: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment The latest survey of employers in the Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme has found that almost half (45 per cent) have expanded their business as a result of employing workers from the......

The Minister for Employment Parveen Bala is currently visiting Fijians working under the Recognized Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme in New Zealand this week. Bala has from Monday visited a number of employers and Fijian workers at Napier and Hastings in the Hawkes Bay region. The......

Samoan RSE workers in New Zealand Photo: RNZ / Anusha Bradley Ten Samoans on the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme have been expelled for various reasons including theft, smoking marijuana and for extra marital affairs. Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said not only have......

A ni-Vanuatu doing seasonal work in New Zealand under the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades A parlimentary committee says companies in Vanuatu are wary about training their staff because they fear they might later resign to participate in labour mobility programmes......

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......