Seasonal Employment Agreement for Horticulture Workers

Horticulture New Zealand have put together this Seasonal Employment Agreement for horticulture workers, so growers can easily draft employment agreements for their seasonal pickers and pruners.

Food Safety Law Reform Bill Submission

Horticulture New Zealand, supported by 12 grower groups has made a submission on the Food Safety Law Reform Bill to the Primary Production Select Committee. HortNZ has requested to appear before the select committee to speak to the submission. The Bill makes improvements and enhancements to three Acts governing the food safety system. The select committee’s report is due by 16 February 2017.

The submission strongly supports measures to ensure food safety, but says that this needs to be balanced with the importance of keeping compliance costs in check by aligning the existing certification schemes, and by maintaining regulator / business confidentiality.


Keeping up with the growers: A snapshot of New Zealand fruit and vegetable growers’ main issues and priorities

Keeping up with the growers:
A snapshot of New Zealand fruit and vegetable growers’ main issues and priorities

By Angela Halliday

For the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme Research Project
May 2016

Country of Origin Labelling Proposal

A proposal to Government, advocating for mandatory Country of Origin Labelling on food. HortNZ firmly believes that consumers have a right to know where their food comes from, and will continue to campaign for CoOL.

Key Messages for Hort Campylobacter

Important Notice for Horticulture businesses (growers, packhouses, distributors) who may be affected by a boil water notice. Health officials in Havelock North have issued a boil water notice for Council water supply. 

Kiwifruit Regulations Submission

Click here to read the Kiwifruit Regulations Submission.

ETS Submission

Submission on Labelling Review Recommendation 34

Click here to find attached two documents that make up a joint submission from TomatoesNZ, Vegetables NZ Inc. and Horticulture New Zealand on the Labelling Review Recommendation 34: Review of mandatory labelling of irradiated food.

Managing Health & Safety

These are providers of services to support managing health and safety in the workplace.