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Women In Horticulture – Summer Work Sparks Career Choice

This article was first published in the October 2021 issue of The Orchardist. Words by Elaine Fisher “Getting back into your main work roles again after maternity leave is always emotional.” “I love working through the seasons and being able to use what skills I’ve...

Women In Horticulture – Agribusiness offers job security

This article was first published in the August 2021 issue of The Orchardist. Words by Elaine Fisher “New Zealand has the fabulous advantage of producing the kind of food consumers want to eat.” “Women who approach their career path correctly will be paid as much as...

Emma and Megan

Emma and Megan

HortNZ People Capability Manager, Emma Boase, presented to the Parliament Primary Production Committee ‘Inquiry into the future of the workforce needs in the primary industries of NZ’.  The National Party Horticulture spokesperson, David Bennett, asked, “What is the...

Profitable, sustainable businesses – Linda’s goals

Profitable, sustainable businesses – Linda’s goals

By Elaine Fisher This article was first published in the March 2020 issue of The Orchardist. Ensuring the industry association is relevant and sustainable into the future and grower views are well represented are among the goals for newly elected Chair of New Zealand...

Capability role shift to influence positive change

Capability role shift to influence positive change

By Elaine Fisher This article was first published in the February 2020 issue of The Orchardist. Filling in an application for a nursing scholarship caused Emma Boase to question her planned career path and eventually led to her appointment to the new role of people...

Proud to be part of Industry Creating Value for NZ – Mel Auld

Proud to be part of Industry Creating Value for NZ – Mel Auld

By Elaine Fisher This article was first published in the November 2020 issue of The Orchardist. The pride a Bay of Plenty orchardist showed when, in a Japanese supermarket, he invited a mother and daughter to sample kiwifruit he had grown reinforced for Mel Auld the...

Women in Horticulture – Krista Manuel

Women in Horticulture – Krista Manuel

By Elaine Fisher This article was first published in the August 2020 issue of The Orchardist. Krista Manuel, who really has been in the horticultural industry all her life, understands that no two seasons are the same, but nothing could prepare her, nor the industry,...

NZ Growers well placed to meet European Green Deal

NZ Growers well placed to meet European Green Deal

By Elaine Fisher This article was first published in the December 2020 issue of The Orchardist. New Zealand growers can make the most of their competitive advantages when it comes to meeting proposed new standards like the European Green Deal, says Hawke’s Bay AgFirst...

Highlighting women’s role in horticulture

Highlighting women’s role in horticulture

By Elaine Fisher This article was first published in the October 2020 issue of The Orchardist. Women play vital roles in all spheres of horticulture from growing to industry leadership, but their contributions are not always visible and that needs addressing, believes...

Helping women back into work

Helping women back into work

By Elaine Fisher This article was first published in the September 2020 issue of The Orchardist. The economic impacts of Covid-19 have been disproportionately hard onwomen, who account for 90% of those no longer employed, according toStatistics New Zealand’s June...