Media Releases

Perfect storm brewing for fruit and vegetable supply

02 Nov 2017

A perfect storm is brewing for New Zealand’s supply of healthy fresh fruit and vegetables that could see us unable to feed our growing population with domestically grown produ...

HortNZ congratulates Damien O’Connor on Ministerial roles

25 Oct 2017

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates Damien O’Connor on being appointed Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety, Rural Communities and Associate Minister of Trade ...

Growers of New Zealand goes live on Instagram

27 Sep 2017

Global interest in the story behind healthy, fresh food has inspired Horticulture New Zealand to start an Instagram page where people can better get to know the fruit and vege...

Water tax still on the table, but detail still missing

14 Sep 2017

While Labour has released some more detail about its tax plans today, water tax remains on the table to be introduced in its first term in Government and critical detail aroun...

Wild spring weather will affect vegetable supply

13 Sep 2017

Rain, hail and colder than normal weather will affect the supply of spring vegetables, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. “Our growers are telling us ...

Science and technology the answer to water quality

11 Sep 2017

Using science and technology to inform sustainable farming practices and reduce adverse environmental impacts will have better outcomes than taxes will, Horticulture New Zeala...

Horticulture New Zealand also threatened on water tax

19 Aug 2017

Farmers in Ashburton are not the only group that has been threatened by Labour over its water tax, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. “I was not surpr...

Bay of Plenty woman wins Young Grower of the Year

18 Aug 2017

The future of our $5.6 billion horticultural industry is in excellent hands as shown by the talent of this year’s Young Grower of the Year: Erin Atkinson of Te Puke.  Erin Atk...

Horticulture New Zealand responds to scaremongering claims

14 Aug 2017

Reacting to claims yesterday from Labour’s water tax spokesperson David Parker that its level of “scaremongering around this would make Donald Trump blush”, Horticulture New Z...

Horticulture says “let’s not do this”

09 Aug 2017

Reacting to today’s statement from Labour on freshwater, and in the absence of any detailed policy to go with that, Horticulture New Zealand says “let’s not do this”. “Extra c...