Addressing labour needs by region will lead to more productive primary industries, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman.
"Recently, we have seen some incidents of intentional contamination of fruit in both Australia and New Zealand and people need to understand the full and serious implications of such sabotage," Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.
Horticulture New Zealand opposes the application for the WCO in the Lower Ngaruroro River and the Clive River.
This year’s eight entrants for the Bay of Plenty are:
The practical competition took place last Saturday, 9 February, at Te Puke Showgrounds, where the eight competitors tested their skills and ability to run a successful orchard in a series of challenges. These were followed by a speech competition discussing future disruptors to horticulture at the gala dinner last night.
The victor will be crowned Young Vegetable Grower of the Year, and move on to the Young Grower national final, to be held in Tauranga in October. There, they will join the winners of the Bay of Plenty, Central Otago, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson, and Gisborne regional fruit-grower events, to compete...
The competition saw six of the region’s top young orchardists engage in a series of challenges designed to test the skills needed to successfully run a thriving fruit-growing business. Events included irrigation, pest and disease identification, tractor maintenance, and first aid.
Horticulture New Zealand’s Board welcomes re-elected directors Barry O’Neil (pictured above, left) and Hugh Ritchie, as well as new director Kathryn de Bruin, after four candidates contested three vacant Director roles.
Horticulture New Zealand’s Board has appointed Dr Bruce Campbell, of Tai Tokerau Northland, as an appointed director.