Media Releases

Importance of healthy plants celebrated in International Year of Plant Health

18 Feb 2020

Healthy plants’ contribution to New Zealand’s wellbeing and economic sustainability has been highlighted at the launch of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) at Parl...

Melissa van den Heuvel has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower for 2020

13 Feb 2020

“I can’t imagine myself anywhere but Horticulture”, Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the YearMelissa van den Heuvel, an Industry Systems Associate at NZ Avocado, has been named B...

Save the date: Second Farm Environment Plan workshop, 25 February, Pukekohe

14 Jan 2020

Commercial vegetable growers in the greater Auckland and Waikato regions are invited to the second Farm Environment Plan (FEP) workshop. When:     5.30pm to 8.00pm, Tuesday 25...

HortNZ and NZGAP Christmas close down

20 Dec 2019

HortNZ and NZGAP will be closed from 12pm on Friday 20 December until 8.30am on Monday 6 January 2020. If you have an urgent NZGAP or another query during the Christmas close ...

Minimum wage needs a rethink

19 Dec 2019 Minimum wage needs a rethink image

Horticulture New Zealand believes minimum wage laws need to be reviewed so they reflect the reality of living and doing business in New Zealand. Yesterday, the Government conf...

Selling New Zealand’s fruit and vegetables to the world

16 Dec 2019 Selling New Zealand’s fruit and vegetables to the world  image

Selling New Zealand’s fruit and vegetables to the world is behind a new campaign showcasing New Zealand horticulture.New Zealand Story (NZ Story) and Horticulture New Zealand ...

Horticulture experiencing record growth

16 Dec 2019 Horticulture experiencing record growth image

The Ministry of Primary Industries ‘Situation and outlook for primary industries'(SOPI) report for December 2019 identifies continued growth of the primary sector, highlightin...

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Primary Sector Council’s unification vision

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Horticulture New Zealand says the Primary Sector Council’s vision to align the food and fibre sector is the right one, because it will enable the sector and the Government to ...

Future proofing vegetable growing in Pukekohe

28 Nov 2019 Future proofing vegetable growing in Pukekohe image

More than 50 people are finding more about how to manage vegetable growing in Pukekohe in a changing regulatory environment, thanks to Horticulture New Zealand, Vegetables New...

Importance of growing fresh vegetables and fruit made clear in HortNZ freshwater submission

01 Nov 2019

Horticulture New Zealand has made clear to the Government in its submission on freshwater management that it is critical that New Zealand can grow enough fresh vegetables and ...