1st published 1987 2nd edition Sept 2020. 140pages
Robert Findlay a Horticulture Advisory Officer of Horticulture Division, NZ Department of Agriculture then Advisory Services Division / NZ Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. 1969-1987.
This 160 page document records his work activities and accomplishments from 1969. He started in Hastings as Horticulture Advisory Officer. He worked out of the Roxburgh Office serving the Teviot Valley and Southland districts 1975 until promoted to Chief Advisory Officer Head Office Wellington 1983.
When Advisory Services Division ceased to be, he nominally worked for MAFTECH, taking voluntary severance in May 1988.
Having served as Private Secretary to the Undersecretary for Horticulture in Parliament buildings and Managing the Establishment of the NZ Horticulture Export Authority.
The document records organisation responsibilities, main features of work programs, and the range of activities typical of an extension officer of the time: Publications, press releases, Radio talks, mass extension activities