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Horticulture New Zealand’s response to alleged employment and immigration breaches in the horticulture industry

16 Mar 2020

Not adhering to employment and immigration law, and not paying the minimum wage is unacceptable and unlawful.Horticulture New Zealand’s position is that growers should only wo...

Horticulture industry’s growth is thanks to growers

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New Zealand horticulture’s steady growth of nearly three percent to more than $6 billion a year in export earnings1 is thanks to passionate growers, quality produce, and decad...

Canterbury Farm Environment Plan workshops for fruit and vegetables

10 Mar 2020

Lincoln: Workshop 1:   2 - 4pm, Tuesday 17 March Workshop 2:   2 - 4pm, Monday 30 March Where:  Lincoln Events CentreAshburton: Workshop 1:   6 - 8pm, Tuesday 17 March Worksho...

Save the date: Second Farm Environment Plan workshop, 25 March, Pukekohe

02 Mar 2020

Commercial vegetable growers in the greater Auckland and Waikato regions are invited to the second Farm Environment Plan (FEP) workshop. When:     5.30pm to 8.00pm, Tuesday 25...

New organic products legislation will benefit horticulture

01 Mar 2020

New legislation to increase consumer confidence in organic products will benefit the domestic and export New Zealand horticulture industry, Horticulture New Zealand says.‘The ...

Importance of healthy plants celebrated in International Year of Plant Health

18 Feb 2020

Healthy plants’ contribution to New Zealand’s wellbeing and economic sustainability has been highlighted at the launch of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) at Parl...

Melissa van den Heuvel has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower for 2020

13 Feb 2020

“I can’t imagine myself anywhere but Horticulture”, Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the YearMelissa van den Heuvel, an Industry Systems Associate at NZ Avocado, has been named B...

HortNZ and NZGAP Christmas close down

20 Dec 2019

HortNZ and NZGAP will be closed from 12pm on Friday 20 December until 8.30am on Monday 6 January 2020. If you have an urgent NZGAP or another query during the Christmas close ...

Minimum wage needs a rethink

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Horticulture New Zealand believes minimum wage laws need to be reviewed so they reflect the reality of living and doing business in New Zealand. Yesterday, the Government conf...

Selling New Zealand’s fruit and vegetables to the world

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Selling New Zealand’s fruit and vegetables to the world is behind a new campaign showcasing New Zealand horticulture.New Zealand Story (NZ Story) and Horticulture New Zealand ...