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Horticulture New Zealand backs strong stance on stink bugs

16th February 2018

Horticulture New Zealand President Julian Raine says the industry is encouraged to hear Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor say he won’t let the brown marmorated stink bug anywhere near New Zealand.

Horticulture: growth predictions and constraints

23rd March 2018

This week the Ministry for Primary Industries released its growth predictions. Modest growth is predicted for horticulture (including wine), with kiwifruit and apples predicted to be growth leaders. This comes after two years of exceptional growth: 10% in 2015, and 19.5% in 2016.

Biosecurity intelligence team a good move

30th April 2018

Providing earlier warning of biosecurity risks by establishing a biosecurity intelligence team within government is a good idea, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman.

MPI responses to key grower questions and concerns - 5pm

26th March 2020

Updated at 7.30pm March 26

MPI visiting packhouses and other horticultural operations on Friday 27 March 2020

26th March 2020

We have just received notice that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be visiting packhouses and other horticultural operations across the country from tomorrow.

Guidance for registering as an essential business

27th March 2020

These guidelines provide advice to horticulture businesses on the kinds of measures Horticulture New Zealand believes members ought to have in place, and to enforce, if they are to be granted and maintain “essential business” status under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 and 4.

MPI update on 29 March 2020

29th March 2020

MPI has provided responses to two more grower questions, as below.