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Neil Trebilco – Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated President

“The primary industry sector is a key to New Zealand’s future economic and export growth – become a part of that. For example, the kiwifruit industry is set for rapid growth in the future. There are jobs in offices, science labs, economics-accounting, in the market, in sophisticated packhouses, or in the orchard.” Read More »

Nathan Flowerday – Zespri Director

A common term used by businesses today is ‘succession planning’ and that extends to getting some young blood sitting around board tables. At only 35, Nathan Flowerday has been elected as the youngest representative on Zespri’s Board of Directors. He believes there are going to be a lot more opportunities for the younger generation to represent industries at the governance ... Read More »

Kate Longman – Business analyst

Name – Kate Longman Qualification(s) – Bachelor of Agriculture Commerce Job possibilities – Job possibilities are endless in the primary industries. When you have a background in Ag/Hort through formal training or experience you have transferable skills that are in strong demand by a diverse range of organisations in New Zealand and around the world. Primary industries are crying out for the next ... Read More »

Lara Harrison – Communications co-ordinator

Name – Lara Harrison Age – 38 Qualification(s) – Sixth Form Certificate, Certificate in Office Systems – Manukau Polytechnic, Certificate in media writing. Job possibilities – Communications manager, executive assistant, administration/office management, events organiser, endless opportunities. Employer – Kiwifruit vine health Pay range for first two years – $40-44,999 Pay range, 3-5 years – $60,000+ What I like about this job – I personally learn through writing things ... Read More »

Lain Jager – Zespri chief executive

“New Zealand is well positioned for growth in the primary sector with the rising global population and the impact of climate change. Join the primary sector to catch the wave.” Read More »

Nathan Flowerday – Zespri director

“The primary sector offers up great career opportunities. The attraction to the kiwifruit sector for me was the ability to be as involved in growing kiwifruit as you want to be, with the ability to still work outside your orchard, in service sector roles or in leadership positions within the industry.” Read More »

Barry O’Neil – Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) chief executive

“With the highest financial returns of any land use in NZ and producing a fantastic in demand product, and being part of a wider integrated industry that utilises new technology and strives for innovative approaches, why wouldn’t young people want a career in the kiwifruit industry?” Read More »

Mike Chapman – NZ Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated chief executive

“Job satisfaction, work variety and the people make horticulture the best industry to work in. There is no greater satisfaction than being involved in the production of fantastic tasting and health promoting food.  To produce this food there is an enormous variety of career options and everyday there are new challenges and new opportunities.  But what makes this the best ... Read More »