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Government must focus on maintaining land’s productive capacity, says Horticulture New Zealand

11 Oct 2019 Government must focus on maintaining land’s productive capacity, says Horticulture New Zealand image

Moves by the Government to protect highly productive land must focus on maintaining the productive capacity of that land.  ‘We need a national policy that ensures New Zealand ...

Vegetable prices set to increase by more than half, risking New Zealanders’ health

07 Oct 2019 Vegetable prices set to increase by more than half, risking New Zealanders’ health image

Vegetable prices could increase by as much as 58% by 2043, risking New Zealanders’ health, if central and local government policies that will stop new vegetable growing in New...

Nelson’s Jono Sutton wins 2019 Young Grower of the Year

03 Oct 2019 Nelson’s Jono Sutton wins 2019 Young Grower of the Year image

Nelson’s Jono Sutton, 26, was announced as this year’s Young Grower of the Year at the awards dinner in Tauranga last night.  “This is one of horticulture’s highest achievemen...

18-year-old Austin Singh Purewal wins 2019 Young Vegetable Grower of the Year

03 Oct 2019 18-year-old Austin Singh Purewal wins 2019 Young Vegetable Grower of the Year image

The youngest finalist of this year’s Young Grower of the Year competition, Austin Singh Purewal, beat the field to win this year’s Young Vegetable Grower of the Year. At only ...

Government moving in right direction but more RSE workers still needed, says Horticulture New Zealand

26 Sep 2019 Government moving in right direction but more RSE workers still needed, says Horticulture New Zealand  image

Horticulture New Zealand says the Government is moving in the right direction with its 1550 increase in Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) workers, but more RSE workers are s...

HortNZ submits on proposed changes to the Canterbury Land and Water Plan

17 Sep 2019

Horticulture New Zealand’s submission on proposed changes to the Canterbury Land and Water Plan (Plan Change 7) focuses on ensuring commercial vegetable growing can continue i...

HortNZ welcomes temporary work visa changes

17 Sep 2019

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed changes to temporary work visas that simplify the immigration system and recognise that overseas workers play a significant role in indus...

More than 30 Horowhenua growers get behind audited farm environment plans

13 Sep 2019 More than 30 Horowhenua growers get behind audited farm environment plans   image

More than 30 Horowhenua vegetable growers are signing up to audited farm environment plans to prove that they care for the environment and freshwater. At a meeting in Levin la...

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes Government’s freshwater discussion document

05 Sep 2019 Horticulture New Zealand welcomes Government’s freshwater discussion document  image

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the release of Action for healthy waterways – a discussion document on a national direction for freshwater – and will continue its long t...

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes balanced recommendations on the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers

03 Sep 2019 Horticulture New Zealand welcomes balanced recommendations on the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers image

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed a special tribunal’s recommendation that a Water Conversation Order be declined for the lower part of the Ngaruroro River and 7km of the ...