MPI - Tomato red spider mite here to stay
The Ministry for Primary Industries says it's unlikely a plant pest recently detected in New Zealand will be able to be eradicated
Fonterra develops plant nursery in Waikato
Fonterra has converted its Buxton Farm property in Waikato into a native plant nursery which will be managed and run by Ngāti Hauā Mahi Trust. The dairy company contracted the trust to grow 20,000 plants that will be used around its sites in the region.
Australian growers competing for New Zealand workers
A new advertising campaign to lure New Zealanders to Australia to help pick fruit and vegetables is the latest attempt to try to offset a potential labour shortage crisis for Australian farmers
Why are we short of workers?
Councils, regions, companies and central government have to want to make it easier for people to take up these opportunities. They all need to be thinking dynamically and develop more attractive packages. We are starting to see these, but maybe they were a bit slow being developed and communicated.