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HortNZ welcomes Govt’s recognition of the importance of vegetable growing in NZ in freshwater decisions

05 Aug 2020

Horticulture New Zealand is welcoming recognition of the importance of vegetable growing in the Government’s new national direction on freshwater management. ‘HortNZ has worke...

HortNZ releases election manifesto

29 Jul 2020

Post-Covid, the New Zealand horticulture industry has a critical role to play in our country's economic and social recovery. Horticulture New Zealand's election manifesto has ...

Katikati Innovative Horticulture supports hort careers

28 Jul 2020

Horticulture offers rewarding career opportunities, believe Apata’s Erin Atkinson, Paul O’Brien, and Kate Trufitt.By Elaine FisherJoin the essential workers and enjoy not only...

RSE Survey 2020

28 Jul 2020

The latest Recognised Seasonal Worker (RSE) survey – used earlier this year when the industry successfully made the case to keep the scheme in place – is now available here.Th...

Farm Environment Plan workshops re-starting in Pukekohe

22 Jul 2020

FEP workshops are restarting in Pukekohe for growers in Auckland and Waikato. The workshop series will get underway in August, and run through to November 2020.The first works...

Horticulture post-Covid recovery strategy

16 Jul 2020

HortNZ Chief Executive Mike Chapman and Minister for Agriculture Damien O'Connor at the launch in Nelson. Photo:  Summerfruit New Zealand.Horticulture to spearhead New Zealand...

Immigration webinar update - 17 July

16 Jul 2020

Due to the Minister of Immigration having had surgery, he will not be able to do the webinar scheduled for 2pm Friday 17 July because he has no voice.The webinar is now schedu...

RSE update - 14 July

14 Jul 2020

We sent out an update on the changes to the RSE scheme that were made on 8 July.  These changes offer increased flexibility and certainty for those involved with the scheme.  ...

Government support and increased flexibility for RSE workers overdue

08 Jul 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says while it welcomes increased government support and flexibility for the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers who are still in New Zealand wa...

Increased flexibility for RSE workers

08 Jul 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister of Immigration has granted a special direction to issue new limited visas to stranded Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) wor...