Media Releases

Report shows need to protect Pukekohe food hub

14 Aug 2018

A lettuce costing $5.54 – 58 percent more than today – and a big economic hit to Auckland could be the case if the value of fruit and vegetable production in Pukekohe isn’t re...

Young Growers to face off in Napier final

08 Aug 2018

New Zealand’s top young fruit and vegetable growers will compete for the title of Young Grower of the Year in Napier on Wednesday, 22 August. Seven finalists - the most the...

Horticulture holds reduced levy

24 Jul 2018

Horticulture growers voted to keep the levy at its current rate, at the Horticulture New Zealand Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Christchurch today. "Last year, we propose...

Zespri Chair awarded horticulture’s Bledisloe Cup

24 Jul 2018

An outstanding leader in the kiwifruit industry, Peter McBride, accepted horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, at the Horticulture Conference 2018 on Tuesday, 24 J...

Horticulture cautious on Zero Carbon Bill

20 Jul 2018

The horticulture industry says it supports the concept of a Zero Carbon Bill with a 2050 target, provided there are viable alternative production systems and technology develo...

Telling our food story

19 Jul 2018

Horticulture has a fantastic story to tell about the provenance of New Zealand fruit and vegetables and that is the theme of this year’s Horticulture Conference, being held a...

Matt Gomm named first Gisborne Young Fruit Grower

13 Jul 2018

Matt Gomm, orchard leader at the Burnside Trust, has been named as the first ever Gisborne Young Fruit Grower of the Year at a gala awards dinner on Thursday night. Some of t...

Inaugural Gisborne Young Grower contest this Thursday

10 Jul 2018

Some of the best young horticulturalists in Gisborne will compete in the first Gisborne Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition, to be held in Waerengaahika on Thursday, 1...

"A fantastic experience" - Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018

06 Jul 2018

Dillon Peterson of Hoddys Fruit Co has prevailed against five other entrants to be named Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018 at an event in Richmond on Friday night. The day-long c...

Nelson's best young grower decided this Friday

05 Jul 2018

Six of Nelson’s top young orchardists will vie for the title of Nelson Young Fruit Grower of the Year in Richmond this Friday, 6 July. The champion will progress to the Young ...