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Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) is urging its members to ensure they have all the correct transport licences for the coming season. RCNZ president Steve Levet says with the new season fast approaching it is timely for rural contractors and their staff to check to see they have the correct licence AND a ‘Wheels Endorsements’ if required.
Rural Contractors New Zealand is welcoming news that Government’s plans to encourage more New Zealanders into seasonal work and also its decision to increase the annual Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) cap to a total of 9000 workers. RCNZ President, Steve Levet says this boost to seasonal workers is essential in delivering the horticulture industry’s forecasted future growth, but suggests a similar scheme is also needed in the rural contracting sector.…
More than 100 agricultural contractors from all over the country met in New Plymouth, in late June, for Rural Contractors New Zealand’s (RCNZ) annual conference.
    St John in Taranaki is almost $30,000 better off – thanks to the generosity of Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) members attending its annual conference in New Plymouth in June.
  New Zealand’s rural contracting industry contributed almost a billion dollars to the country’s economy last year, according to recently published research.
  With the new school year looming, and a new batch of young people considering their future career options, Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) says the agricultural sector offers many exciting job opportunities. 
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