Horticulture New Zealand says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to speed up its approval of crop protection products, particularly those that are the most environmentally friendly.
The Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme benefited the Pacific Islands by more than $50 million last year while at the same time, helping New Zealand’s horticulture industry to keep up with production.
Horticulture New Zealand supports the Government’s review of the Resource Management Act (RMA), noting that time delays and complexity are defeating the purpose of the RMA.
Horticulture New Zealand says that the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill needs to be amended to include all the Paris Agreement, including safeguarding food production.
Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government giving industries including horticulture more of a say in vocational education.
Horticulture's Bledisloe Cup for 2019 has been won by Gisborne horticulture leader, Bill Thorpe (pictured here with his wife Margaret).
More than 600 fruit and vegetable growers and horticulture industry companies attended the Our Food Future Horticulture Conference 2019 at Mystery Creek between 31 July and 2 August.
Avocado orchardists, Sandy and Franz Imlig have won the Horticulture New Zealand Environmental Award for 2019.
Central Otago orchardist Trudi Webb has won the Horticulture New Zealand President’s Trophy for 2019.
Three life Horticulture New Zealand life memberships were awarded at the Horticulture Conference 2019 dinner at Mystery Creek on 1 August.