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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 ...

Horticulture New Zealand asks growers to renew funding

02 Jul 2018

Horticulture New Zealand’s Board is asking growers to vote to renew the levy funding that keeps the organisation going, with voting papers going out today. A levy rate of 14 c...

The best in the Bay

30 Jun 2018

Lisa Arnold, an orchard operations assistant at Bostock NZ has emerged victorious against seven other entrants to be named Hawke’s Bay’s Young Fruit Grower of 2018. The compet...

Confusion reigns on fuel tax

27 Jun 2018

Confusion reigns after Labour passed its Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) law yesterday, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman. "This tax comes into force in Auckl...

Record entries for Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower competition

22 Jun 2018

Eight of Hawke’s Bay’s top young horticulturists will face off in the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition in Napier on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June. This y...

Process vegetable industry signs up to GIA

11 Jun 2018

Today, Horticulture New Zealand signed a Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response on behalf of Process Vegetables New Zealand (PVNZ). PVNZ c...

Horticulture supports action plan for water quality

05 Jun 2018

With the communication tools available today, consumers are able to access information about the origin of their food and make buying decisions based on how food producers sho...

New directors elected to Horticulture New Zealand Board

01 Jun 2018

Horticulture New Zealand’s Board welcomes new director Bernadine Guilleux and re-elected director Mike Smith, after four well-qualified candidates contested two vacant roles ...

We should value our workers, says 2018’s Central Otago Young Fruit Grower

25 May 2018

Hamish Darling from Moorpark and Mulberry Orchard, Cromwell has been named Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year, following a day of intense competition in Cromwell to...

Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

22 May 2018

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, 25 May. The champion will prog...