23 November 2022
HortNZ, product groups and other business and industry groups opposed Fair Pay Agreements, saying they were unnecessarily complicated.
16 November 2022
I have been meeting face to face with growers over the past few weeks, and my visits continue until the end of November.
9 November 2022
It appears that the world is under immense pressure at the moment. Change is happening.
25 October 2022
Spring hasn’t been kind to many parts of our industry, with many growers being hit hard by unseasonal weather.
19 October 2022
Growing is full of uncertainty, thanks to the weather, consumer demand, labour supply and other factors that no grower can fully control.
12 October 2022
September saw the Government finally unveil its National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land. HortNZ, like other members of the horticulture industry, has cautiously welcomed its direction.
6 October 2022
We are expecting more government consultations and announcements in the countdown to Christmas, given it is a general election year in 2023.
28 September 2022
Yesterday’s welcome announcement by the Government that the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) cap for 2022-2023 would increase to 19,000 came after weeks of discussions.
22 September 2022
Our industry has had its up and downs but there’s always been light at the end of the tunnel. That is, we’ve worked together and with government to work out what to do and then we’ve got on with it.
13 September 2022
August was an intense month for our industry with wet weather continuing to affect vegetable production across the country,