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Government to make decision about move to Alert Level 3 on 20 April

17 Apr 2020

The Prime Minister has said that the Government will make a decision about whether and when the country will move to Alert Level 3 on Monday 20 April. At the same time, the Pr...

MPI guidance on operating under COVID-19 Alert Level 4 / diagram on social distancing and transport

14 Apr 2020

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued guidance for the horticulture industry on operating under Alert Level 4 to: Prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into the ...

Postponement of HortNZ Events

14 Apr 2020

HortNZ’s Board has reviewed the events planned through winter this year and decided because of COVID-19, the following events are postponed: HortNZ’s AGM postponed until Frida...

New Zealand onion growers celebrate multimillion-dollar export success in Indonesia

12 Apr 2020

New Zealand onion growers are celebrating being able to export their world class crop to Indonesia again. ‘Indonesia has just re-opened its market to New Zealand onions after ...

April Issues of The Orchardist and NZGrower

09 Apr 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, we were unable to print the April issues of The Orchardist and NZGrower.  However, you can still read the magazines via the links b...

Prime Minister praises the horticulture industry

08 Apr 2020

In her daily COVID-19 press conference, the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern took the time to praise the horticulture industry for continuing to feed New Zealanders, export prod...

Essential Workers Leave Support

06 Apr 2020

The Government has announced that a new COVID-19 leave payment scheme will be available to essential businesses for essential workers from 6 April 2020.The new payment will su...

Reducing food waste during COVID-19

03 Apr 2020

A large number of growers are contacting HortNZ about produce they no longer have a market for due to the closure of independent fruit and vegetable stores and produce markets...

HortNZ submission on importance of independent fruit and vegetable retailers reopening

03 Apr 2020

Click here to read HortNZ's submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) requesting recognition of independent fruit and vegetable retailers as an ...

Immigration New Zealand RSE update

02 Apr 2020

Immigration New Zealand - part of the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment - released on 1 April information that clarifies the situation for RSE workers and their...