Kiwifruit grower industry report highlights 18% increase in wages

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Dec 2021, 8:58AM
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Kiwifruit grower industry report highlights 18% increase in wages

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 7 Dec 2021, 8:58AM

Reports that if you want to get into horticulture as a labourer, then kiwifruit is your best bet.  

The latest NZ Kiwifruit grower industry report found employers paid between $27 and $29 per hour for picking green and gold kiwifruit. 

It was an 18 percent increase compared to last year and also included employers offering other incentives. 

Kiwifruit and apple grower in Motueka, co-owner of the Heywood orchard, Evan Heywood joined Mike Hosking. 

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