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Sunmedia: Young people planning their careers would be wise to consider the horticultural industry. That was the message from Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy at the Horticulture New Zealand conference in Rotorua this week.

According to the Otaki MP, the industry is gearing up to employ an extra 26,300 trained workers, many with tertiary qualifications, and skilled labour will be required from production to processing and marketing.

“Special skills will be required in areas like food safety, biosecurity, environmental management, and plant science,” says Nathan.

“Full time job opportunities within horticulture are as diverse as hand-on orchard or market garden work through to scientific research and development to marketing, to management at all levels.

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