While our nation is adjusting to this strange new normal, we wanted to take this opportunity to reassure our loyal customers of how our business is handling the COVID-19 Level 4 restrictions.
Onyx Capital (trading as Maungatapere Berries) has been confirmed as an Essential Business by MPI and we will carry on delivering fantastic berries to you, but with additional hygiene and safety precautions in place to protect our employees and customers.
As you may know we have two very distinct parts of our business. One is producing tasty fresh Raspberries, Blackberries, Solberries and Blueberries, and the other growing beautiful Zespri Gold and Green Kiwifruit. Our Raspberry season is still underway and we will continue to provide New Zealand’s very best tasting raspberries to supermarkets during this time. We are limiting transport routes so currently they will only be available in the upper north island.
To keep our employees safe, our entire workforce has been split into 9 individual shifts, that have no interaction with each other, different rostered days, different start times and break times. We are strictly enforcing the two metre social distancing rule for our team.
But in these changing times, our focus on food safety and quality is still essential. The berry harvest team continue to pick wearing gloves and adhere to policies that protect themselves and the safety of our fruit. Picking with gloves is not new to us, hygiene has always been top priority, and we are pleased to be industry leaders here! This will continue with other measures in place to ensure we maintain fruit that is safe to consume, without washing!
Kiwifruit harvest is also in full swing and we will have our pickers very carefully distanced. They will have no contact with each other in the kiwifruit bays and will also adhere to the two metre rule here.
Safety is and will continue to be our number 1 priority. For our staff. For our customers. For everyone.
From our family to yours,