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Pluses and minuses for vegetable production in Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change 1 proposal

12 May 2020

HortNZ says the plan change that Waikato Regional Council has notified is an improvement on the 2016 proposal but will still affect the local industry’s ability to meet future...

Covid-catchup with Austin Singh Purewal

11 May 2020

HortNZ is speaking with young people in the industry to see what they have been up to during the COVID-19 lockdown.Last year, Austin Singh Purewal won the Young Vegetable Grow...

Immigration Act amendment as a result of COVID-19

11 May 2020

A Bill to give Immigration New Zealand more flexibility during the COVID-19 response and recovery was introduced into Parliament on 5 May.The amendment only lasts for 12 month...

New Zealand horticulture exports grow to $6.2 billion

08 May 2020

New Zealand horticulture exports reached a record breaking $6.2 billion in the year ending June 2019 - an increase of $720 million from the previous year, and more than 10% of...

Keeping fruit, vegetables, growers and the public safe with remote audits for NZGAP certification

05 May 2020

New Zealand Good Agricultural Practice (NZGAP) has joined the rest of New Zealand in the move contactless interaction. Working closely with the AsureQuality and SGS auditors, ...

Covid-catchup with Melissa van den Heuvel

28 Apr 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 Melissa van den Heuvel who was the wi...

Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards winners praise NZGAP’s approach to making compliance straight forward

23 Apr 2020 Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards winners praise NZGAP’s approach to making compliance straight forward  image

Woodhaven Gardens, the 2020 Regional Supreme Winner at the Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards, are fans of how New Zealand Good Agriculture Practice’s (NZGAP) Environme...

Otago Region – Proposed Water Permits Plan Change 7

21 Apr 2020

Otago Regional Council (ORC) has proposed a plan change to the Regional Plan: Water for Otago for the replacement of deemed permits with water permits, and for the replacement...

Country moves to Alert Level 3 on 28 April

21 Apr 2020

The Prime Minister has announced that New Zealand will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm on Monday 27 April. For an essential service like horticulture, the move to Level 3 wil...

Covid-catchup with Dylan Hall

20 Apr 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 Dylan Hall, a second-year Massey agri...