It is estimated the industry will need another 2,000 permanent employees and 4,000 seasonal employees within the next few years. This future growth is dependent on the ability to attract and retain young people who are highly skilled and enthusiastic and develop them to become our industry’s future leaders.
The kiwifruit industry is New Zealand’s biggest fresh horticulture player, earning in excess of $1.3 billion annually and employing around 10,000 permanent employees and 8,000 seasonal employees at the peak of harvest (see Harvest).
NZKGI undertakes significant projects in the Labour portfolio focussing on long term skilled labour, seasonal labour and upskilling growers.
The following compliance and contract documents are available to assist you with labour and employment law. If you have any further queries, contact NZKGI who will be able to point you in the right direction.