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.
Four winners of horticulture industry service awards were announced at the Horticulture Conference 2019 dinner in Hamilton on 1 August.
Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s draft National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land, saying it will help ensure that New Zealand can grow its own vegetables and fruit.
Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed a special tribunal’s recommendation that a Water Conversation Order be declined for the lower part of the Ngaruroro River and 7km of the Clive River in the Hawkes Bay.
Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the release of Action for healthy waterways – a discussion document on a national direction for freshwater – and will continue its long term engagement with the Government on freshwater.
More than 30 Horowhenua vegetable growers are signing up to audited farm environment plans to prove that they care for the environment and freshwater.
Horticulture New Zealand’s submission on proposed changes to the Canterbury Land and Water Plan (Plan Change 7) focuses on ensuring commercial vegetable growing can continue in the region.