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COVID-19 update for horticulture - 26 March

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HortNZ is closely monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and its potential impact on the horticulture industry. The situation is constantly evolving. Please keep an eye...

MPI responses to key grower questions and concerns - 5pm

26 Mar 2020

Updated at 7.30pm March 26 We have just received notice that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be visiting packhouses and other horticultural operations across th...

MPI visiting packhouses and other horticultural operations on Friday 27 March 2020

26 Mar 2020

We have just received notice that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be visiting packhouses and other horticultural operations across the country from tomorrow. Th...

Guidance for registering as an essential business

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These guidelines provide advice to horticulture businesses on the kinds of measures Horticulture New Zealand believes members ought to have in place, and to enforce, if they a...

Guidelines for horticulture businesses operating as an essential service

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HortNZ has put together some guidelines on the kinds of measures to have in place, when operating as an essential business under COVID-19 Alert Level 4.Please note we will upd...

MPI responses to key grower questions and concerns - 11am

25 Mar 2020

Updated at 11am Please click here for MPI’s responses to your key questions and concerns, such as the definition of a horticultural essential service, the 2m distancing rule, ...

COVID-19 key contacts

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Who to contact at HortNZHortNZ has set itself up in the following way in response to COVID-19.  Please call or email the person/s noted below if you have questions or concerns...

Waikato vegetable growing decision highlights need for nationwide policy to ensure New Zealand can feed itself

18 Mar 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says the Waikato Plan Change decision allows vegetable growing in the short term but fails to take account of population growth and the need for healt...

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...