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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...

New Zealand horticulture exports grow to $6.2 billion

08 May 2020

New Zealand horticulture exports reached a record breaking $6.2 billion in the year ending June 2019 - an increase of $720 million from the previous year, and more than 10% of...

Keeping fruit, vegetables, growers and the public safe with remote audits for NZGAP certification

05 May 2020

New Zealand Good Agricultural Practice (NZGAP) has joined the rest of New Zealand in the move contactless interaction. Working closely with the AsureQuality and SGS auditors, ...

Covid-catchup with Melissa van den Heuvel

28 Apr 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 Melissa van den Heuvel who was the wi...