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HortNZ welcomes temporary work visa changes

10th February 2015

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed changes to temporary work visas that simplify the immigration system and recognise that overseas workers play a significant role in industries such as horticulture.

Government moving in right direction but more RSE workers still needed, says Horticulture New Zealand

10th February 2015

Horticulture New Zealand says the Government is moving in the right direction with its 1550 increase in Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) workers, but more RSE workers are still needed to support horticulture’s big growth.

Nelson’s Jono Sutton wins 2019 Young Grower of the Year

10th February 2015

Nelson’s Jono Sutton, 26, was announced as this year’s Young Grower of the Year at the awards dinner in Tauranga last night.

18-year-old Austin Singh Purewal wins 2019 Young Vegetable Grower of the Year

10th February 2015

The youngest finalist of this year’s Young Grower of the Year competition, Austin Singh Purewal, beat the field to win this year’s Young Vegetable Grower of the Year.

Vegetable prices set to increase by more than half, risking New Zealanders’ health

10th February 2015

Vegetable prices could increase by as much as 58% by 2043, risking New Zealanders’ health, if central and local government policies that will stop new vegetable growing in New Zealand are accepted.

Government must focus on maintaining land’s productive capacity, says Horticulture New Zealand

10th February 2015

Moves by the Government to protect highly productive land must focus on maintaining the productive capacity of that land.

Horticulture New Zealand already working with growers on climate change

10th February 2015

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s endorsement of the Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment, saying it has already started working with its growers on the challenges associated with climate change.

Horticulture New Zealand right behind Biosecurity Business Pledge

10th February 2015

Horticulture New Zealand – which represents the interests of more than 5000 fruit and vegetable growers – has signed up to the Biosecurity Business Pledge that the Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor has launched today.

Importance of growing fresh vegetables and fruit made clear in HortNZ freshwater submission

10th February 2015

Horticulture New Zealand has made clear to the Government in its submission on freshwater management that it is critical that New Zealand can grow enough fresh vegetables and fruit to feed itself, now and in the future.

Future proofing vegetable growing in Pukekohe

3rd December 2019

More than 50 people are finding more about how to manage vegetable growing in Pukekohe in a changing regulatory environment, thanks to Horticulture New Zealand, Vegetables New Zealand, Potatoes New Zealand, Onions New Zealand and the Pukekohe Vegetable Growers’ Association.