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Unitary Plan Recommendations Largely Good News for Horticulture

28th July 2016

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the independent panel’s recognition that Auckland’s horticulture industry makes a “considerable contribution to the wider economic productivity of, and food supply for, Auckland and New Zealand”.

Horticulture Honours Outstanding Industry Contributions

9th August 2016

The New Zealand horticulture industry gave its premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, to Leaderbrand founder and horticulture advocate Murray McPhail last Thursday night.


Law makers asked not to “reinvent the wheel”

13th October 2016

Law makers were asked not to “reinvent the wheel” when Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman, and senior business managers Richard Palmer and Matthew Dolan, appeared before the Primary Production Select Committee at Parliament today.

Funding approved for stream restoration project

18th October 2016

Horticulture New Zealand has assisted Pukekohe vegetable growers to get funding for riparian plantings along the waterways that feed into the Waikato River.

Congratulations to Young Horticulturalist of the Year

11th November 2016

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates Pukekohe grower Andrew Hutchinson, who was named Young Horticulturalist of the Year at last night’s awards dinner in Auckland.

Increase in seasonal workers welcomed

23rd November 2016

An increase of 1,000 seasonal workers announced by Government today brings some welcome relief to the growing horticulture industry, says Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman.

HortNZ celebrates 100 years of representing growers

30th November 2016

Today, Horticulture New Zealand celebrates 100 years of representing growers, with its foundations in the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation formed in 1916.

Horticulture shows 'spectacular' growth

30th November 2016

Horticulture has experienced a spectacular 40 percent growth in export earnings since 2014, according to a new report, with tariffs on exported produce down by 22 percent since 2012.