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April Issues of The Orchardist and NZGrower

9th April 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, we were unable to print the April issues of The Orchardist and NZGrower. However, you can still read the magazines via the links below.

New Zealand onion growers celebrate multimillion-dollar export success in Indonesia

12th April 2020

New Zealand onion growers are celebrating being able to export their world class crop to Indonesia again.

MPI guidance on operating under COVID-19 Alert Level 4 / diagram on social distancing and transport

14th April 2020

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued guidance for the horticulture industry on operating under Alert Level 4 to:

Otago Region – Proposed Water Permits Plan Change 7

21st April 2020

Otago Regional Council (ORC) has proposed a plan change to the Regional Plan: Water for Otago for the replacement of deemed permits with water permits, and for the replacement of any water permits expiring prior to 2025.

Country moves to Alert Level 3 on 28 April

21st April 2020

The Prime Minister has announced that New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm on Monday 27 April. For an essential service like horticulture, the move to Level 3 will see retention of the same anti-COVID-19 transmission measures that were put in place under Level 4.

Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards winners praise NZGAP’s approach to making compliance straight forward

23rd April 2020

Woodhaven Gardens, the 2020 Regional Supreme Winner at the Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards, are fans of how New Zealand Good Agriculture Practice’s (NZGAP) Environmental Management System (EMS) ‘add-on’ makes compliance more straight forward.

New Zealand horticulture exports grow to $6.2 billion

8th May 2020

New Zealand horticulture exports reached a record breaking $6.2 billion in the year ending June 2019 - an increase of $720 million from the previous year, and more than 10% of New Zealand’s total merchandise export income.

Immigration Act amendment as a result of COVID-19

11th May 2020

A Bill to give Immigration New Zealand more flexibility during the COVID-19 response and recovery was introduced into Parliament on 5 May.

Pluses and minuses for vegetable production in Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change 1 proposal

12th May 2020

HortNZ says the plan change that Waikato Regional Council has notified is an improvement on the 2016 proposal but will still affect the local industry’s ability to meet future demand for vegetables.

HortNZ welcomes Budget 2020’s support for the primary sector in the COVID-19 recovery

14th May 2020

HortNZ has welcomed the 2020 Budget, acknowledging the Government’s support for the primary sector in the COVID-19 recovery.