We are very excited that the search has begun to find Aotearoa New Zealand’s most exceptional primary sector employers.
Entries have opened for the 2022 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards, which are run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and AGMARDT.
“The Awards provide the opportunity to recognise and celebrate outstanding employers across the primary sector that may otherwise fly under the radar,” said MPI’s director of investment, skills and performance Cheyne Gillooly.
“The sector has been resilient throughout the pandemic and the hard mahi of farmers, growers and processors is leading our export-led recovery from COVID-19.
“Revenue from food and fibres exports is predicted to hit a record $50.8 billion in the year to 30 June 2022.”
The primary sector employs about 367,000 people, representing almost 14% of the total workforce.
“Since the Primary Industries Good Employer Awards were launched in 2018, 9 employers – ranging from transport companies, to environmental guardians and agritech innovators – have received accolades,” said Mr Gillooly.
“We’re on the lookout for employers, both large and small, who go above and beyond by creating productive, safe, supportive, and healthy work environments for their people.
“Our Fit for a Better World economic roadmap sets a goal of employing 10 percent more New Zealanders in the primary sector by 2030.”
Read more and apply for the awards here.