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HortNZ Annual Report for 2019-2020

26 Aug 2020

HortNZ’s complete Annual Report for 2019-2020 is available here. In June 2020, we published the narrative without the audited accounts because of delays due to the first lockd...

RSE update - 25 August

25 Aug 2020

RSE visas to be extended by another six monthsThe Government has announced that it is extending Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) visas by six months, allowing these workers ...

Farm Environment Plans at a glance

25 Aug 2020

Article by Damien Farrelly – NZGAP and food safety manager at Horticulture New Zealand.Farm Environment Plans (FEPs) are now recognised in legislation as a way for growers to ...

Work the Seasons RSE Chat

25 Aug 2020

RSE Chat is now available for EmployersWork the Seasons has included the availability of Employer to Employer private chat on the Work the Seasons Platform. Work the Seasons ...

COVID-19 update for horticulture

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Table of contents:-   HortNZ updates-   Key links and resources-   Who to contact at HortNZ- Operating in Auckland      -  Exemption for horticulture      -  Crossing the Leve...

Open letter to the PM: Hort requests independent fruit & veg retailers to be essential services

12 Aug 2020

Dear Prime MinisterWe are writing to you on behalf of the New Zealand horticulture industry to collectively address our growers’ concerns that independent fruit and vegetable ...

Freshwater update on NPSFM and Freshwater NES - August 2020

11 Aug 2020

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPSFM 2020), National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (Freshwater NES) and new water metering regulations ...

COVID-19 update for horticulture - 18 August

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Table of contents:-   HortNZ updates-   Key links and resources-   Who to contact at HortNZ- Operating safely in the field and packhouse      -  Growers in Auckland      -  MP...

HortNZ welcomes Govt’s recognition of the importance of vegetable growing in NZ in freshwater decisions

05 Aug 2020

Horticulture New Zealand is welcoming recognition of the importance of vegetable growing in the Government’s new national direction on freshwater management. ‘HortNZ has worke...

August Issues of The Orchardist and NZGrower

01 Aug 2020

    The Orchardist August 2020   Download PDF (8mb)      NZGrower August 2020    Download PDF  (8mb)