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30 November 2021
The horticulture collective, representing most product groups, has gone to the Government with how we would like to operate, as an ‘essential industry’, under a nationwide Covid management strategy.
16 November 2021
With young people opting to delay their big Overseas Experience, our industry has a unique opportunity to attract young people to a horticulture career in the regions.
9 November 2021
Various government departments are looking at water. For years, HortNZ has pointed out that New Zealand doesn’t have a water shortage – we just have a shortage of water storage.
4 November 2021
Like a lot of people, I am finding it hard to believe it is November already.
2 November 2021
Last week, the Government announced a relaxation of requirements around the entry of Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from the Pacific.
26 October 2021
New Zealanders continue to wait for more clarity from the Government about how Covid will be managed in the community, instead of eliminated.
19 October 2021
New Zealand is moving to living with Covid. For some, that is an uncomfortable and preoccupying thought, from many perspectives.
12 October 2021
Winter pruning at Clyde Orchards. Featured in The Orchardist, October 2021.
5 October 2021
This was the week when we hoped Auckland would drop to Alert Level 2 and perhaps the rest of the country, to Alert Level 1. However, this was not to be with borders still in place around Auckland.
28 September 2021
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has confirmed that quarantine free travel for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme workers from some Pacific countries will start on 4 October 2021.