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Importance of horticulture recognised in Government’s freshwater decisions

28 May 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says the Government’s decisions around freshwater recognise the importance of growing fresh fruit and vegetables in this country.‘We applaud the Gover...

Farm Environment Plans come out on top for growers and the environment

27 May 2020 Farm Environment Plans come out on top for growers and the environment  image

Farm Environment Plans have come out on top as the best way for vegetable and fruit growers to manage their environmental impact and at the same time, provide evidence to regu...

Covid-catchup with Summer Wynyard

26 May 2020

HortNZ is speaking with younger people in the industry to see what they have been up to during the COVID-19 lockdown.  This week we interview Summer Wynyard, the recently appo...

New Zealand horticulture industry rewarded by outstanding survey result

26 May 2020

If you clicked on a link to Farm Environment Plan article in the HortNZ Newsletter, please click here.A survey showing that New Zealanders rate horticulture more highly than a...

Horticulture industry unveils new GoHort initiative to attract talent for post-COVID recovery

26 May 2020 Horticulture industry unveils new GoHort initiative to attract talent for post-COVID recovery image

A new initiative – called GoHorticulture or GoHort – to attract people to horticulture by showcasing careers and opportunities comes at a time when the industry is on the hunt...

Covid-catchup with Regan Judd

19 May 2020

HortNZ is speaking with young people in the industry to see what they have been up to during the COVID-19 lockdown.  This week we interview Regan Judd who was the winner of th...

HortNZ welcomes Budget 2020’s support for the primary sector in the COVID-19 recovery

14 May 2020

HortNZ has welcomed the 2020 Budget, acknowledging the Government’s support for the primary sector in the COVID-19 recovery. 'It’s great to see the Government investing in the...

Pluses and minuses for vegetable production in Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change 1 proposal

12 May 2020

HortNZ says the plan change that Waikato Regional Council has notified is an improvement on the 2016 proposal but will still affect the local industry’s ability to meet future...

Covid-catchup with Austin Singh Purewal

11 May 2020

HortNZ is speaking with young people in the industry to see what they have been up to during the COVID-19 lockdown.Last year, Austin Singh Purewal won the Young Vegetable Grow...

Immigration Act amendment as a result of COVID-19

11 May 2020

A Bill to give Immigration New Zealand more flexibility during the COVID-19 response and recovery was introduced into Parliament on 5 May.The amendment only lasts for 12 month...