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BNZ’s survey confirms horticulture’s readiness to support post-Covid recovery, says Horticulture New Zealand

16 Jun 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says the findings of a Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) survey of the horticulture sector confirm that horticulture can fully support New Zealand’s post-Covi...

Katikati Innovative Horticulture Trust pledged $150k

16 Jun 2020

Ann Owen of Aongatete has pledged $150,000 to the Katikati Innovative Horticulture Trust project to build an educational facility in Katikati.By Elaine FisherAnn Owen of Katik...

Update on regional council plan changes

16 Jun 2020

HortNZ continues to advocate on behalf of growers in several regional council plan changes.  Here’s a brief update. Waikato Waikato Regional Council Plan Change 1 meetingWe ar...

HortNZ says country needs more water storage schemes like Northland’s

12 Jun 2020

HortNZ says New Zealand needs more water storage schemes like the one just announced for Northland. ‘New Zealand is not really short of water, it is short of water capture and...

Unwanted horticultural pest detected in routine surveillance

08 Jun 2020

Two small populations of an unwanted horticultural pest, the tomato red spider mite (Tetranychus evansi), have been found by Biosecurity New Zealand (the biosecurity arm of th...

HortNZ Annual Report for 2019-2020

03 Jun 2020

No one could have predicted how the financial year to 31 March 2020 would end, with New Zealand – like many other countries in the world – in lockdown due to COVID-19. Given t...

Govt backing horticulture to succeed

01 Jun 2020

The Government is backing a new $27 million project aimed at boosting sustainable horticulture production and New Zealand’s COVID-19 recovery efforts, says Agriculture Ministe...

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...