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HortNZ says Climate Change Amendment Bill must reflect all the Paris Agreement

25 Jul 2019

Horticulture New Zealand says that the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill needs to be amended to include all the Paris Agreement, including safeguarding food...

RSE scheme benefits the Pacific by more than $50 million

24 Jul 2019 RSE scheme benefits the Pacific by more than $50 million image

The Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme benefited the Pacific Islands by more than $50 million last year while at the same time, helping New Zealand’s horticulture indu...

Horticulture New Zealand supports RMA review

24 Jul 2019

Horticulture New Zealand supports the Government’s review of the Resource Management Act (RMA), noting that time delays and complexity are defeating the purpose of the RMA.  ‘...

Horticulture industry needs faster approvals from the EPA

23 Jul 2019

Horticulture New Zealand says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to speed up its approval of crop protection products, particularly those that are the most enviro...

Response to ICCC and the Government's consultation

16 Jul 2019 Response to ICCC and the Government's consultation  image

Horticulture New Zealand supports a unified primary sector response to climate change.  HortNZ has played a key role in coordinating the primary sector’s alternative proposal,...

Winner of Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced

12 Jul 2019 Winner of Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced image

Sam Tietjen has won the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019.  Sam will go on to represent the fruit and vegetable sectors at the Young Grower of the Yea...

Strong female voice at the Horticulture Conference 2019

10 Jul 2019 Strong female voice at the Horticulture Conference 2019 image

The great women speakers at Our Food Future, the Horticulture Conference 2019 will offer delegates a wide range of critical perspectives on horticulture, now and in the future...

Jono Sutton wins Nelson Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019

08 Jul 2019 Jono Sutton wins Nelson Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019 image

Jono Sutton has won the Nelson Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019.  He will go on to represent the fruit and vegetable sectors at the Young Grower of the Year competition ...

Latest technology to be demonstrated at the Horticulture Conference 2019

04 Jul 2019 Latest technology to be demonstrated at the Horticulture Conference 2019 image

Asparagus harvesting 'robot'  Technology that will help fruit and vegetable growers now and in the future will be demonstrated at Our Food Future, the Horticulture Conference ...

Winner of Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced

01 Jul 2019 Winner of Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced image

Regan Judd has won the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition for 2019. Regan fought off seven other contestants to win the title.  He will represent Hawke's Ba...