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Horticulture New Zealand’s response to alleged employment and immigration breaches in the horticulture industry

17th March 2020

Not adhering to employment and immigration law, and not paying the minimum wage is unacceptable and unlawful.

Canterbury Farm Environment Plan workshops for fruit and vegetables

17th March 2020

Workshop 1: 2 - 4pm, Tuesday 17 March Workshop 2: 2 - 4pm, Monday 30 March Where: Lincoln Events Centre

Waikato vegetable growing decision highlights need for nationwide policy to ensure New Zealand can feed itself

18th March 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says the Waikato Plan Change decision allows vegetable growing in the short term but fails to take account of population growth and the need for healthy food, across New Zealand.

COVID-19 key contacts

24th March 2020

HortNZ has set itself up in the following way in response to COVID-19. Please call or email the person/s noted below if you have questions or concerns that fall into their areas.

Guidelines for horticulture businesses operating as an essential service

25th March 2020

HortNZ has put together some guidelines on the kinds of measures to have in place, when operating as an essential business under COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

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.

Wage subsidy scheme update 27 March 2020

28th March 2020

The government announced modifications to the wage subsidy scheme on 27 March 2020.