New Zealand Winegrowers welcomes the increase in the number of seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme announced by Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today.
This week’s earthquakes were widely felt throughout both the South and North Islands. Marlborough and North Canterbury vineyards and wineries were affected with some reports of broken bottles and damaged tanks which is what you would expect in an earthquake of this size.
New Zealand Winegrowers’ proposal to establish a new wine industry research institute in Marlborough is being backed by Government. Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has confirmed today that the wine research institute is part of an initiative by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to support innovation in the regions.