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Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

21 May 2019

Six of Central Otago’s young fruit growers will face off in the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition in Cromwell on Friday, 24 May. The champion will prog...

Lightning strikes twice - dual winners for Young Vegetable Grower

11 May 2019 Lightning strikes twice - dual winners for Young Vegetable Grower image

  For the second year in a row, there are two winners of the Young Vegetable Grower of the year competition, with Austin Singh Purewal and Craig Botting both being crowned cha...

Bumper crop of Young Vegetable Growers

03 May 2019 Bumper crop of Young Vegetable Growers image

Seven of New Zealand’s best and brightest will vie for the title of Young Vegetable Grower of the Year in a competition in Pukekohe next Friday, 10 May. The victor will be cro...

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes call for protection of versatile land

23 Apr 2019

An environmental report released last week further substantiates Horticulture New Zealand’s concerns about ongoing urban and lifestyle block expansion into prime growing land,...

"Give it a go!" - Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the Year

14 Feb 2019 "Give it a go!" - Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the Year image

Alex Ashe, a technical advisor at Farmlands Te Puna, was named Bay of Plenty’s Young Fruit Grower for 2019 at an awards dinner in Tauranga last night. The practical competitio...

Watch the BOP’s best young fruit growers in action

04 Feb 2019 Watch the BOP’s best young fruit growers in action image

Eight of the Bay of Plenty’s best growers will showcase their horticultural expertise at the Te Puke A&P Show this weekend for 2019’s first Young Fruit Grower competition. Thi...

Expert evidence rejects water conservation order bid

29 Jan 2019

Evidence from nine experts supports Horticulture New Zealand’s evidence that a water conservation order (WCO) is not the way to ensure healthy Hawke’s Bay rivers, Horticulture...

Horticulture supports harsher penalties for food contamination

14 Jan 2019

Horticulture New Zealand supports a Member's Bill, announced today, that will introduce harsher penalties for people who intentionally contaminate food, or threaten to do so. ...

Proposed temporary visa changes welcomed by horticulture

18 Dec 2018

Addressing labour needs by region will lead to more productive primary industries, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman. The proposed changes to temporar...

New President and Vice-President elected to HortNZ board

05 Dec 2018

The Horticulture New Zealand board elected Barry O’Neil as its new President and Chairman at a meeting today. Mr O’Neil replaces Julian Raine, who has been President and Chair...