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2020’s asparagus season off to an early start

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Asparagus lovers across New Zealand are rejoicing, thanks to the 2020 season getting off to an early start. ‘Good news, asparagus lovers.  Fresh, locally grown and delicious a...

Update on HortNZ's performance

24 Sep 2020

As part of a new set of Warrant of Fitness KPIs that were introduced earlier this year, HortNZ has compiled the results for the 1 April to 1 September period.  Click here to d...

Government support for FEPs welcomed by HortNZ

23 Sep 2020

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed government support for Farm Environment Plans, saying the horticulture industry is already well on the way to implementing Farm Environme...

HortNZ welcomes Government’s support of horticulture through immigration changes

22 Sep 2020

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s latest immigration changes, saying they offer support to stranded backpackers and RSE workers as well as the New Zealand...

HortNZ Annual Report for 2019-2020

26 Aug 2020

HortNZ’s complete Annual Report for 2019-2020 is available here. In June 2020, we published the narrative without the audited accounts because of delays due to the first lockd...

RSE update - 25 August

25 Aug 2020

RSE visas to be extended by another six monthsThe Government has announced that it is extending Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) visas by six months, allowing these workers ...

Farm Environment Plans at a glance

25 Aug 2020

Article by Damien Farrelly – NZGAP and food safety manager at Horticulture New Zealand.Farm Environment Plans (FEPs) are now recognised in legislation as a way for growers to ...

Work the Seasons RSE Chat

25 Aug 2020

RSE Chat is now available for EmployersWork the Seasons has included the availability of Employer to Employer private chat on the Work the Seasons Platform. Work the Seasons ...

COVID-19 update for horticulture

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Table of contents:-   HortNZ updates-   Key links and resources-   Who to contact at HortNZ- Operating in Auckland      -  Exemption for horticulture      -  Crossing the Leve...

Open letter to the PM: Hort requests independent fruit & veg retailers to be essential services

12 Aug 2020

Dear Prime MinisterWe are writing to you on behalf of the New Zealand horticulture industry to collectively address our growers’ concerns that independent fruit and vegetable ...