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HortNZ welcomes Govt’s recognition of the importance of vegetable growing in NZ in freshwater decisions

5th August 2020

Horticulture New Zealand is welcoming recognition of the importance of vegetable growing in the Government’s new national direction on freshwater management.

Freshwater update on NPSFM and Freshwater NES - August 2020

11th August 2020

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPSFM 2020), National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (Freshwater NES) and new water metering regulations were released Wednesday 5 August and will come into force on 3 September 2020.

Open letter to the PM: Hort requests independent fruit & veg retailers to be essential services

12th August 2020

Dear Prime MinisterWe are writing to you on behalf of the New Zealand horticulture industry to collectively address our growers’ concerns that independent fruit and vegetable retailers are not classified as essential services under Covid-19 Alert Level 3 and 4.In New Zealand there are multiple ways fresh fruit and vegetables...

Farm Environment Plans at a glance

25th August 2020

Article by Damien Farrelly – NZGAP and food safety manager at Horticulture New Zealand.