Horticulture

The Horticulture workforce for Tairāwhiti currently sits at 1,379.

Workers are estimated as being distributed across the following areas:

  • Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
  • Fruit or Nut Grower
  • Fruit or Nut Farm Worker
  • Horticultural Nursery Assistant
  • Garden Labourer.

The Horticulture workforce [5] for Tairāwhiti is predicted to be 1,473 by the year 2028.  

Between 2023‐2028, it is estimated that this sector will have 499 job openings. This estimates the number of people required to:

  • fill new job openings (93)
  • replace workers who move to another sector or retire (406).  

In order to fill these job openings, the following predictions indicate the qualification requirements in Horticulture:

  • Certificate (Level 1 to 3): 241
  • Certificate (Level 4): 60
  • Certificate (Level 5 to 6): 25
  • Degree (Level 7+): 173

Footnotes

[5] Horticulture includes:

  • Nursery Production (Under Cover)
  • Nursery Production (Outdoors)
  • Turf Growing
  • Floriculture Production (Under Cover)
  • Floriculture Production (Outdoors)
  • Mushroom Growing
  • Vegetable Growing (Under Cover)
  • Vegetable Growing (Outdoors)
  • Grape Growing
  • Kiwifruit Growing
  • Berry Fruit Growing
  • Apple and Pear Growing
  • Stone Fruit Growing
  • Citrus Fruit Growing
  • Olive Growing
  • Rice Growing
  • Other Grain Growing
  • Sugar Cane Growing
  • Cotton Growing
  • Other Crop Growing nec
  • Cotton Ginning.
Last updated: 06 June 2023