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Twice the talent; bumper crop of winners from Young Vegetable Grower

18th May 2018

For the first time in the competition’s history, there are two winners of the Young Vegetable Grower of the Year competition: Esteban Ibanez and Gurjant Singh.

Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

23rd May 2018

Six of Central Otago’s young fruit growers will face off in the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition in Cromwell on Friday, 25 May.

We should value our workers, says 2018’s Central Otago Young Fruit Grower

25th May 2018

Hamish Darling from Moorpark and Mulberry Orchard, Cromwell has been named Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year, following a day of intense competition in Cromwell today. 

New directors elected to Horticulture New Zealand Board

1st June 2018

Horticulture New Zealand’s President Julian Raine was advised of the results by Electionz, which ran an independent voting process for the Board.

Horticulture supports action plan for water quality

5th June 2018

With the communication tools available today, consumers are able to access information about the origin of their food and make buying decisions based on how food producers show responsible and sustainable farming practices, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.

Process vegetable industry signs up to GIA

11th June 2018

Today, Horticulture New Zealand signed a Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response on behalf of Process Vegetables New Zealand (PVNZ).

Record entries for Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower competition

22nd June 2018

This year’s entrants are:

Confusion reigns on fuel tax

27th June 2018

"This tax comes into force in Auckland on Sunday, yet there is no system in place for off-road ‘behind the farm gate’ vehicles and machinery used by the 441 fruit and vegetable growers in Auckland that we represent," Chapman says.

The best in the Bay

30th June 2018

Lisa Arnold, an orchard operations assistant at Bostock NZ has emerged victorious against seven other entrants to be named Hawke’s Bay’s Young Fruit Grower of 2018.

Horticulture New Zealand asks growers to renew funding

2nd July 2018

A levy rate of 14 cents per $100 of sales of the fruits and vegetables covered in The Commodity Levies (Vegetables and Fruit) Order is the principal funding mechanism to support Horticulture New Zealand’s work for commercial fruit and vegetable growers.