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27 July 2021
Climate change is an emotive subject, but for young people – tomorrow’s buyers of New Zealand’s fruit and vegetables – it is black and white.
20 July 2021
Farmer and grower frustration with the Government became much more visible to the whole of New Zealand last Friday.
13 July 2021
Sir John Kirwin will be speaking at grower mental health workshops. I’m very conscious of the pressure our growers are under with all the uncertainty and apprehension surrounding us.
6 July 2021
I attended the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) conference last week. I was floored by the number of wellbeing issues our industry is currently facing.
29 June 2021
Wellington – New Zealand’s capital city – is facing further social and business disruptions, due to continued Alert Level 2 restrictions as a result of a visitor with Covid from...
22 June 2021
Later this week, I will have the opportunity to get out into the field, in the Hawkes Bay, with members of the HortNZ Board.
I see opportunities like these as being crucial.
15 June 2021
This is my first official week as HortNZ Chief Executive. However, prior to starting, I enjoyed the benefit of three regional visits.