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New Zealand horticulture industry rewarded by outstanding survey result

26th May 2020

If you clicked on a link to Farm Environment Plan article in the HortNZ Newsletter, please click here.A survey showing that New Zealanders rate horticulture more highly than any other part of the primary industry sector is rewarding for fruit and vegetable growers across the country.

Farm Environment Plans come out on top for growers and the environment

26th May 2020

Farm Environment Plans have come out on top as the best way for vegetable and fruit growers to manage their environmental impact and at the same time, provide evidence to regulators.

Importance of horticulture recognised in Government’s freshwater decisions

28th May 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says the Government’s decisions around freshwater recognise the importance of growing fresh fruit and vegetables in this country.

Govt backing horticulture to succeed

2nd June 2020

The Government is backing a new $27 million project aimed at boosting sustainable horticulture production and New Zealand’s COVID-19 recovery efforts, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

HortNZ Annual Report for 2019-2020

28th May 2020

HortNZ’s complete Annual Report for 2019-2020 is available here.

Unwanted horticultural pest detected in routine surveillance

8th June 2020

Two small populations of an unwanted horticultural pest, the tomato red spider mite (Tetranychus evansi), have been found by Biosecurity New Zealand (the biosecurity arm of the Ministry for Primary Industries) on nightshade weeds at two Auckland locations during routine and follow up surveillance.

HortNZ says country needs more water storage schemes like Northland’s

12th June 2020

HortNZ says New Zealand needs more water storage schemes like the one just announced for Northland.

BNZ’s survey confirms horticulture’s readiness to support post-Covid recovery, says Horticulture New Zealand

16th June 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says the findings of a Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) survey of the horticulture sector confirm that horticulture can fully support New Zealand’s post-Covid recovery.

Katikati Innovative Horticulture Trust pledged $150k

16th June 2020

Ann Owen of Aongatete has pledged $150,000 to the Katikati Innovative Horticulture Trust project to build an educational facility in Katikati.By Elaine FisherAnn Owen of Katikati believes so passionately in both education and the horticultural industry she has pledged $150,000 to the project to build a dedicated horticultural facility in...

Update on regional council plan changes

16th June 2020

HortNZ continues to advocate on behalf of growers in several regional council plan changes. Here’s a brief update.