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HortNZ says country needs more water storage schemes like Northland’s

12 Jun 2020

HortNZ says New Zealand needs more water storage schemes like the one just announced for Northland. ‘New Zealand is not really short of water, it is short of water capture and...

Unwanted horticultural pest detected in routine surveillance

08 Jun 2020

Two small populations of an unwanted horticultural pest, the tomato red spider mite (Tetranychus evansi), have been found by Biosecurity New Zealand (the biosecurity arm of th...

Govt backing horticulture to succeed

01 Jun 2020

The Government is backing a new $27 million project aimed at boosting sustainable horticulture production and New Zealand’s COVID-19 recovery efforts, says Agriculture Ministe...

Importance of horticulture recognised in Government’s freshwater decisions

28 May 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says the Government’s decisions around freshwater recognise the importance of growing fresh fruit and vegetables in this country.‘We applaud the Gover...

Farm Environment Plans come out on top for growers and the environment

27 May 2020 Farm Environment Plans come out on top for growers and the environment  image

Farm Environment Plans have come out on top as the best way for vegetable and fruit growers to manage their environmental impact and at the same time, provide evidence to regu...

Covid-catchup with Summer Wynyard

26 May 2020

HortNZ is speaking with younger people in the industry to see what they have been up to during the COVID-19 lockdown.  This week we interview Summer Wynyard, the recently appo...

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...