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Horticulture post-Covid recovery strategy

16th July 2020

HortNZ Chief Executive Mike Chapman and Minister for Agriculture Damien O'Connor at the launch in Nelson. Photo: Summerfruit New Zealand.

Immigration webinar update - 17 July

17th July 2020

Due to the Minister of Immigration having had surgery, he will not be able to do the webinar scheduled for 2pm Friday 17 July because he has no voice.

Farm Environment Plan workshops re-starting in Pukekohe

22nd July 2020

FEP workshops are restarting in Pukekohe for growers in Auckland and Waikato. The workshop series will get underway in August, and run through to November 2020.

Katikati Innovative Horticulture supports hort careers

28th July 2020

Horticulture offers rewarding career opportunities, believe Apata’s Erin Atkinson, Paul O’Brien, and Kate Trufitt.By Elaine FisherJoin the essential workers and enjoy not only diverse and rewarding career opportunities, but also job stability – that’s the message to school students from Apata Suppliers Entity Limited Director, Paul O’Brien.

RSE Survey 2020

28th July 2020

The latest Recognised Seasonal Worker (RSE) survey – used earlier this year when the industry successfully made the case to keep the scheme in place – is now available here.

HortNZ releases election manifesto

29th July 2020

Post-Covid, the New Zealand horticulture industry has a critical role to play in our country's economic and social recovery. Horticulture New Zealand's election manifesto has been written with that role in mind because if horticulture is to spearhead New Zealand’s recovery, the next government needs to take immediate action in...

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.

COVID-19 update for horticulture - 18 August

30th June 2020

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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...