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Record entries for Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower competition

22nd June 2018

This year’s entrants are:

Confusion reigns on fuel tax

27th June 2018

"This tax comes into force in Auckland on Sunday, yet there is no system in place for off-road ‘behind the farm gate’ vehicles and machinery used by the 441 fruit and vegetable growers in Auckland that we represent," Chapman says.

The best in the Bay

30th June 2018

Lisa Arnold, an orchard operations assistant at Bostock NZ has emerged victorious against seven other entrants to be named Hawke’s Bay’s Young Fruit Grower of 2018.

Horticulture New Zealand asks growers to renew funding

2nd July 2018

A levy rate of 14 cents per $100 of sales of the fruits and vegetables covered in The Commodity Levies (Vegetables and Fruit) Order is the principal funding mechanism to support Horticulture New Zealand’s work for commercial fruit and vegetable growers.

"A fantastic experience" - Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018

6th July 2018

Dillon Peterson of Hoddys Fruit Co has prevailed against five other entrants to be named Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018 at an event in Richmond on Friday night.

Nelson's best young grower decided this Friday

9th July 2018

Six of Nelson’s top young orchardists will vie for the title of Nelson Young Fruit Grower of the Year in Richmond this Friday, 6 July.

Inaugural Gisborne Young Grower contest this Thursday

10th July 2018

The champion will progress to the Young Grower of the Year national final, to be held in Napier in August. There, they will join the winners of the Bay of Plenty, Central Otago, Hawke’s Bay, and Nelson regional fruit-grower competitions, as well as two Young Vegetable Growers, to contend for...

Matt Gomm named first Gisborne Young Fruit Grower

13th July 2018

Some of the best young horticulturalists in Gisborne took part in the competition at Kaiaponi Farms yesterday. The event saw contestants facing a series of challenges designed to test their knowledge and skills around topics vital to the management of a successful orchard, including fencing, biosecurity, and tractor safety.

Telling our food story

19th July 2018

“As people around the world turn towards a more plant-based diet and start looking at the contribution food makes to their general health, horticulture is a growing industry that presents lots of opportunities,” Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.

Horticulture cautious on Zero Carbon Bill

20th July 2018

Horticulture New Zealand has made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on its Our Climate Your Say discussion paper for the Zero Carbon Bill. The submission is supported by Katikati Fruitgrowers Association Incorporated, Tomatoes New Zealand Incorporated, Potatoes New Zealand Incorporated, Vegetables New Zealand Incorporated, New Zealand Kiwifruit...