8 Jul 2015

New Zealand minister heads to RSE conference in Samoa

8:55 am on 8 July 2015

New Zealand's Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Samoa to attend Horticulture New Zealand's annual Recognised Seasonal Employer conference.

Michael Woodhouse

Michael Woodhouse Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Mr Woodhouse will deliver the key note address to conference delegates.

During the visit, Mr Woodhouse will also visit Poutasi village to view sustainable community and business projects developed by RSE workers.

Mr Woodhouse says he's delighted that Horticulture NZ took up Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi's invitation to hold this year's conference in Samoa.

He says it presents a wonderful opportunity for employers and officials to see first-hand the development that the RSE scheme has enabled in Samoa.