First of an estimated industry-wide 150 million trays picked and packed in Gisborne

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) Chief Executive Officer Nikki Johnson says Poverty Bay leads the charge because the crop matures more quickly there than the rest of the country. “Over March, orchards in the Bay of Plenty, Northland, Counties-Manukau, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, the lower North Island and Tasman will follow suit – it’s going to be a bumper crop.”

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NZQA Biosecurity Micro-credential programme roll out

The Primary Industry Training Organisation (ITO), together with horticulture industry, has developed a biosecurity micro-credential (a short, focused piece of learning) to enhance industry biosecurity capability. The micro-credential covers biosecurity principles, on-farm practices, and an assessment component, and has been developed under the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) framework, targeting grower owner-operators and supervisors/managers (NZQA Level 5).  It is designed to

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NZKGI Grower Input Sought for Labour Needs Analysis

Research for the second Labour Needs Analysis report which looks at the 2018 calendar year has begun. The 2017 report has been critical in understanding the industry labour requirements and in discussions with Government. The 2018 survey will include both seasonal and permanent labour requirements and we need participation from as many employers as possible to strengthen the data. NZKGI is looking

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