Value of horticulture (excludes wine):
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.
HortNZ is calling for nominations for its 2019 Awards to be presented at the Horticulture Conference Gala Dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Zealand Good Agricultural Practice (NZGAP) has joined the rest of New Zealand in the move contactless interaction.