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Horticulture Conference

Each year, HortNZ holds a conference bringing together growers and leading industry figures to celebrate industry's achievements and look to the future.

The 2021 Horticulture Conference: Resilience and Recovery, was held on 5-6 August at Mystery Creek, Hamilton, with a record turnout of more than 700 delegates. 

The two-day conference focused on the array of challenges and opportunities currently facing our industry in this post-Covid world, and how industry, stakeholders and government can work together moving forward. 


Click here for the video recordings of the 2021 speakers and sessions

Young Grower of the Year

The Young Grower of the Year is an annual competition to find the best young fruit and vegetable grower in New Zealand.  The competition provides exceptional professional development and networking opportunities. 

Young growers from around the country compete in regional heats, testing their knowledge and practical horticultural skills.  The winners of the regional competitions then compete in a national final.

The National Young Grower of the Year final will be held on 20-21 October at the Lower Hutt Events Centre in Wellington. All are welcome to attend. 

Tickets for the awards dinner on 21 October are also available. 

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Young Grower of the Year

Young Grower of the Year

Horticulture industry awards

HortNZ presents five awards to nominees whose notable achievements and commitment to the industry have been recognised.  These awards get presented annually at the Horticulture Conference. 

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RSE Conference

Each year, the horticulture industry holds a Recognised Seasonal Employer Conference. Details on the 2022 RSE conference will be announced in the new year. 

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