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Guidelines for horticulture businesses operating as an essential service

25 Mar 2020 Guidelines for horticulture businesses operating as an essential service image

HortNZ has put together some guidelines on the kinds of measures to have in place, when operating as an essential business under COVID-19 Alert Level 4.Please note we will upd...

MPI responses to key grower questions and concerns - 11am

25 Mar 2020

Updated at 11am Please click here for MPI’s responses to your key questions and concerns, such as the definition of a horticultural essential service, the 2m distancing rule, ...

COVID-19 key contacts

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Who to contact at HortNZHortNZ has set itself up in the following way in response to COVID-19.  Please call or email the person/s noted below if you have questions or concerns...

Waikato vegetable growing decision highlights need for nationwide policy to ensure New Zealand can feed itself

18 Mar 2020

Horticulture New Zealand says the Waikato Plan Change decision allows vegetable growing in the short term but fails to take account of population growth and the need for healt...

Horticulture New Zealand’s response to alleged employment and immigration breaches in the horticulture industry

16 Mar 2020

Not adhering to employment and immigration law, and not paying the minimum wage is unacceptable and unlawful.Horticulture New Zealand’s position is that growers should only wo...

Horticulture industry’s growth is thanks to growers

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New Zealand horticulture’s steady growth of nearly three percent to more than $6 billion a year in export earnings1 is thanks to passionate growers, quality produce, and decad...

Canterbury Farm Environment Plan workshops for fruit and vegetables

10 Mar 2020

Lincoln: Workshop 1:   2 - 4pm, Tuesday 17 March Workshop 2:   2 - 4pm, Monday 30 March Where:  Lincoln Events CentreAshburton: Workshop 1:   6 - 8pm, Tuesday 17 March Worksho...

Save the date: Second Farm Environment Plan workshop, 25 March, Pukekohe

02 Mar 2020

Commercial vegetable growers in the greater Auckland and Waikato regions are invited to the second Farm Environment Plan (FEP) workshop. When:     5.30pm to 8.00pm, Tuesday 25...

New organic products legislation will benefit horticulture

01 Mar 2020

New legislation to increase consumer confidence in organic products will benefit the domestic and export New Zealand horticulture industry, Horticulture New Zealand says.‘The ...

Importance of healthy plants celebrated in International Year of Plant Health

18 Feb 2020

Healthy plants’ contribution to New Zealand’s wellbeing and economic sustainability has been highlighted at the launch of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) at Parl...