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New Zealand's Food Story; The Pukekohe Hub

13th August 2018

Value of horticulture (excludes wine):

HortNZ director elections 2019

6th March 2018

The Horticulture New Zealand constitution provides for a term of three years for elected directors with one third of directors retiring by rotation each year. This year two grower elected Directors will retire by rotation, and there is one other vacancy.

2019 Horticulture Industry Awards nominations open

9th August 2016

HortNZ is calling for nominations for its 2019 Awards to be presented at the Horticulture Conference Gala Dinner.

HortNZ director elections 2020

18th June 2020

This year, three grower elected Horticulture New Zealand directors will retire by rotation. Nominations are being sought from individual grower members, affiliated product groups, and affiliated grower associations for these three vacancies.

Do we really need another fuel tax?

4th May 2018

Reducing congestion on our main roads and making roads safer is something we all want. How we make that happen is the hard question. A simple solution would be less cars on the road, but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon.

Horticulture on a roll

18th October 2018

This week, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released its quarterly outlook figures for New Zealand’s primary sector. Horticultural growth for the coming year, including wine, was estimated to be 13.1%. This is a $0.7 billion increase.

Tax and the impending death of small business

22nd February 2019

The saying goes: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. The Tax Working Group report has been made public and it appears to be true: more taxes and the impending death of New Zealand’s small businesses.

Covid-catchup with Dylan Hall

20th April 2020

HortNZ is speaking with young people in the industry to see what they have been up to during the COVID-19 lockdown.This week we interview Dylan Hall, a second-year Massey agribusiness student, who comes from an orchard in Gisborne. Dylan is also current treasurer of the Massey Horticulture Society.

Covid-catchup with Melissa van den Heuvel

28th April 2020

HortNZ is speaking with young people in the industry to see what they have been up to during the COVID-19 lockdown.This week we interview Melissa van den Heuvel who was the winner of the 2020 Bay of Plenty Young Grower Competition and is an Industry Systems Associate at NZ Avocado.

Keeping fruit, vegetables, growers and the public safe with remote audits for NZGAP certification

5th May 2020

New Zealand Good Agricultural Practice (NZGAP) has joined the rest of New Zealand in the move contactless interaction.