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Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Primary Sector Council’s unification vision

12th December 2019

Horticulture New Zealand says the Primary Sector Council’s vision to align the food and fibre sector is the right one, because it will enable the sector and the Government to respond collectively to current and future challenges.

Selling New Zealand’s fruit and vegetables to the world

16th December 2019

Selling New Zealand’s fruit and vegetables to the world is behind a new campaign showcasing New Zealand horticulture.

Horticulture experiencing record growth

16th December 2019

The Ministry of Primary Industries ‘Situation and outlook for primary industries'(SOPI) report for December 2019 identifies continued growth of the primary sector, highlighting growth in horticulture.

Minimum wage needs a rethink

19th December 2019

Horticulture New Zealand believes minimum wage laws need to be reviewed so they reflect the reality of living and doing business in New Zealand.

HortNZ and NZGAP Christmas close down

20th December 2019

HortNZ and NZGAP will be closed from 12pm on Friday 20 December until 8.30am on Monday 6 January 2020. If you have an urgent NZGAP or another query during the Christmas close down, please contact HortNZ Chief Executive, Mike Chapman 027 487 4264.

Save the date: Second Farm Environment Plan workshop, 25 March, Pukekohe

14th January 2020

Commercial vegetable growers in the greater Auckland and Waikato regions are invited to the second Farm Environment Plan (FEP) workshop.

Melissa van den Heuvel has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower for 2020

13th February 2020

“I can’t imagine myself anywhere but Horticulture”, Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the YearMelissa van den Heuvel, an Industry Systems Associate at NZ Avocado, has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower for 2020 at an awards dinner in Tauranga.The competition took place last Saturday, 8 February, at Te...

Importance of healthy plants celebrated in International Year of Plant Health

18th February 2020

Healthy plants’ contribution to New Zealand’s wellbeing and economic sustainability has been highlighted at the launch of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) at Parliament tonight.“Healthy plants are the backbone of New Zealand’s wellbeing and make a significant contribution to our economy,” says Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) Chief Executive,...

New organic products legislation will benefit horticulture

1st March 2020

New legislation to increase consumer confidence in organic products will benefit the domestic and export New Zealand horticulture industry, Horticulture New Zealand says.

Horticulture industry’s growth is thanks to growers

12th March 2020

New Zealand horticulture’s steady growth of nearly three percent to more than $6 billion a year in export earnings1 is thanks to passionate growers, quality produce, and decades of investment, says Horticulture New Zealand.