Media Releases

Horticulture New Zealand Life Membership Awards for 2019

05 Aug 2019

Three life Horticulture New Zealand life memberships were awarded at the Horticulture Conference 2019 dinner at Mystery Creek on 1 August.  Life memberships were awarded to Jo...

Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award Winners announced

05 Aug 2019

Four winners of horticulture industry service awards were announced at the Horticulture Conference 2019 dinner in Hamilton on 1 August.  The winners were Lindsay Wells, Peter ...

More than 600 at knock out Horticulture Conference 2019

02 Aug 2019 More than 600 at knock out Horticulture Conference 2019  image

More than 600 fruit and vegetable growers and horticulture industry companies attended the Our Food Future Horticulture Conference 2019 at Mystery Creek between 31 July and 2 ...

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes Government giving industry more say in vocational education

31 Jul 2019

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government giving industries including horticulture more of a say in vocational education.  ‘If industries such as horticulture are to re...

HortNZ says Climate Change Amendment Bill must reflect all the Paris Agreement

25 Jul 2019

Horticulture New Zealand says that the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill needs to be amended to include all the Paris Agreement, including safeguarding food...

RSE scheme benefits the Pacific by more than $50 million

24 Jul 2019 RSE scheme benefits the Pacific by more than $50 million image

The Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme benefited the Pacific Islands by more than $50 million last year while at the same time, helping New Zealand’s horticulture indu...

Horticulture New Zealand supports RMA review

24 Jul 2019

Horticulture New Zealand supports the Government’s review of the Resource Management Act (RMA), noting that time delays and complexity are defeating the purpose of the RMA.  ‘...

Horticulture industry needs faster approvals from the EPA

23 Jul 2019

Horticulture New Zealand says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to speed up its approval of crop protection products, particularly those that are the most enviro...

Response to ICCC and the Government's consultation

16 Jul 2019 Response to ICCC and the Government's consultation  image

Horticulture New Zealand supports a unified primary sector response to climate change.  HortNZ has played a key role in coordinating the primary sector’s alternative proposal,...

Winner of Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced

12 Jul 2019 Winner of Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced image

Sam Tietjen has won the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019.  Sam will go on to represent the fruit and vegetable sectors at the Young Grower of the Yea...