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Horticulture New Zealand welcomes conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations

05 Nov 2019

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the successful conclusion of the RCEP negotiations, saying trade agreements are critical to the ongoing success of export industries like...

Successful conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations welcomed by Onions New Zealand

04 Nov 2019 Successful conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations welcomed by Onions New Zealand  image

Onions New Zealand welcomes the successful conclusion of the RCEP negotiations, saying trade agreements like these underpin the success of the New Zealand onion sector. ‘The R...

Professional development for food and nutrition teachers

03 Nov 2019 Professional development for food and nutrition teachers image

Pictured: Pamela Stone, Waimea College and Annie Knight, Garin College at the Professional Development Seminar in Nelson Teachers from Nelson, Marlborough and Buller attended ...

Importance of growing fresh vegetables and fruit made clear in HortNZ freshwater submission

01 Nov 2019 Importance of growing fresh vegetables and fruit made clear in HortNZ freshwater submission image

Horticulture New Zealand has made clear to the Government in its submission on freshwater management that it is critical that New Zealand can grow enough fresh vegetables and ...

Horticulture New Zealand right behind Biosecurity Business Pledge

31 Oct 2019 Horticulture New Zealand right behind Biosecurity Business Pledge image

Horticulture New Zealand – which represents the interests of more than 5000 fruit and vegetable growers – has signed up to the Biosecurity Business Pledge that the Biosecurity...

Horticulture New Zealand already working with growers on climate change

24 Oct 2019 Horticulture New Zealand already working with growers on climate change image

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s endorsement of the Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment (He waka eke noa), saying it has already started working wit...

Horticulture New Zealand already working with growers on climate change

24 Oct 2019 Horticulture New Zealand already working with growers on climate change image

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s endorsement of the Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment (He waka eke noa), saying it has already started working wit...

Government must focus on maintaining land’s productive capacity, says Horticulture New Zealand

11 Oct 2019 Government must focus on maintaining land’s productive capacity, says Horticulture New Zealand image

Moves by the Government to protect highly productive land must focus on maintaining the productive capacity of that land.  ‘We need a national policy that ensures New Zealand ...

Vegetable prices set to increase by more than half, risking New Zealanders’ health

07 Oct 2019 Vegetable prices set to increase by more than half, risking New Zealanders’ health image

Vegetable prices could increase by as much as 58% by 2043, risking New Zealanders’ health, if central and local government policies that will stop new vegetable growing in New...

Nelson’s Jono Sutton wins 2019 Young Grower of the Year

03 Oct 2019 Nelson’s Jono Sutton wins 2019 Young Grower of the Year image

Nelson’s Jono Sutton, 26, was announced as this year’s Young Grower of the Year at the awards dinner in Tauranga last night.  “This is one of horticulture’s highest achievemen...