Media Releases

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes Government’s safeguarding of country’s best growing soils

14 Aug 2019 Horticulture New Zealand welcomes Government’s safeguarding of country’s best growing soils image

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s draft National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land, saying it will help ensure that New Zealand can grow its own ...

Bledisloe Cup won by Gisborne horticulture leader, Bill Thorpe

05 Aug 2019 Bledisloe Cup won by Gisborne horticulture leader, Bill Thorpe  image

Horticulture's Bledisloe Cup for 2019 has been won by Gisborne horticulture leader, Bill Thorpe (pictured here with his wife Margaret). The cup celebrates a person who has mad...

Environmental Award won by Sandy and Franz Imlig

05 Aug 2019 Environmental Award won by Sandy and Franz Imlig image

Avocado orchardists, Sandy and Franz Imlig have won the Horticulture New Zealand Environmental Award for 2019.  This award recognises a person, or organisation, that has devel...

Central Otago orchardist Trudi Webb wins Horticulture New Zealand President’s Trophy for 2019

05 Aug 2019 Central Otago orchardist Trudi Webb wins Horticulture New Zealand President’s Trophy for 2019  image

Central Otago orchardist Trudi Webb has won the Horticulture New Zealand President’s Trophy for 2019.  Trudi was presented with her award at the Horticulture Conference 2019 d...

Horticulture New Zealand Life Membership Awards for 2019

05 Aug 2019

Three life Horticulture New Zealand life memberships were awarded at the Horticulture Conference 2019 dinner at Mystery Creek on 1 August.  Life memberships were awarded to Jo...

Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award Winners announced

05 Aug 2019

Four winners of horticulture industry service awards were announced at the Horticulture Conference 2019 dinner in Hamilton on 1 August.  The winners were Lindsay Wells, Peter ...

More than 600 at knock out Horticulture Conference 2019

02 Aug 2019 More than 600 at knock out Horticulture Conference 2019  image

More than 600 fruit and vegetable growers and horticulture industry companies attended the Our Food Future Horticulture Conference 2019 at Mystery Creek between 31 July and 2 ...

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes Government giving industry more say in vocational education

31 Jul 2019

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government giving industries including horticulture more of a say in vocational education.  ‘If industries such as horticulture are to re...

HortNZ says Climate Change Amendment Bill must reflect all the Paris Agreement

25 Jul 2019

Horticulture New Zealand says that the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill needs to be amended to include all the Paris Agreement, including safeguarding food...

RSE scheme benefits the Pacific by more than $50 million

24 Jul 2019 RSE scheme benefits the Pacific by more than $50 million image

The Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme benefited the Pacific Islands by more than $50 million last year while at the same time, helping New Zealand’s horticulture indu...