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Proposed temporary visa changes welcomed by horticulture

18th December 2018

Addressing labour needs by region will lead to more productive primary industries, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman.

Horticulture supports harsher penalties for food contamination

15th January 2019

"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.

Expert evidence rejects water conservation order bid

29th January 2019

Horticulture New Zealand opposes the application for the WCO in the Lower Ngaruroro River and the Clive River.

Watch the BOP’s best young fruit growers in action

4th February 2019

This year’s eight entrants for the Bay of Plenty are:

"Give it a go!" - Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the Year

14th February 2019

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.

Bumper crop of Young Vegetable Growers

3rd May 2019

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...

Kurow orchardist takes home Central Otago Young Grower title

27th May 2019

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.

New directors elected to Horticulture New Zealand Board

30th May 2019

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.

New appointed director for Horticulture New Zealand Board

12th June 2019

Horticulture New Zealand’s Board has appointed Dr Bruce Campbell, of Tai Tokerau Northland, as an appointed director.