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Citrus growers in Gisborne for AGM

Citrus growers from across the country have descended on Gisborne for their annual meeting and conference being held at the Bushmere Arms today.

The growers conference opened this afternoon with an opening address by Citrus NZ chairman Wayne Hall.

Between 80 and 90 citrus growers from around New Zealand were expected.

Other speakers include Stuart Wood and Molly Halder on the Government Industry Agreement (GIA), and Gisborne District Council integrated catchments manager Murry Cave, who will speak on the council’s role in biosecurity.

Labour inspector Rick Brown will talk about the rules around contractors and seasonal labour.