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Newly appointed People Capability Manager ready to promote careers in horticulture

27 Oct 2020

Emma Boase has been appointed to the new role of People Capability Manager at Horticulture New Zealand.  The role has been created to help develop and promote careers in the h...

RMA and FEP webinar - 12pm, 22 October

21 Oct 2020

HortNZ is running a webinar on Farm Environment Plans requirements in the Resource Management Act (RMA), and the NZGAP Environmental Management System (EMS) framework and chec...

FAQs on Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE)/Supplementary Seasonal Employer (SSE) visa changes – For RSE Employers

16 Oct 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment has provided the following FAQs for RSE employers on the recent changes to RSE and SSE visas. Click here to download the Q&A....

New HortNZ video shows RSE scheme’s role in the Pacific

13 Oct 2020

Horticulture New Zealand has released another Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) video, this time explaining the scheme’s importance to the Pacific. ‘The RSE scheme is immense...

Videos show the benefit to the Pacific and New Zealand of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme

06 Oct 2020

A set of short videos has been put together by Horticulture New Zealand and the horticulture industry to show how the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme benefits the Pa...

HortNZ says vegetable price increases of up to 58% could result in health cost increases of up to $610 million

02 Oct 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says it is concerned that predicted increases of up to 58% could price vegetables off the table, resulting in preventable and costly strains on the he...

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...

September Issues of The Orchardist and NZGrower

30 Sep 2020

    The Orchardist September 2020   Download PDF (9mb)      NZGrower September 2020   Download PDF  (7mb)       Click here to view the August issues.

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...