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Horticulture NZ welcomes temporary work visa changes

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:30 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed changes to temporary work visas that simply the immigration system and recognise that overseas workers play a significant role in industries such as horticulture. More >>

Vegetable growers get behind farm environment plans

Friday, 13 September 2019, 2:48 pm | Horticulture NZ

More than 30 Horowhenua vegetable growers are signing up to audited farm environment plans to prove that they care for the environment and freshwater. More >>

Horticulture NZ welcomes Gov’s freshwater document

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:06 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the release of Action for healthy waterways - a discussion document on a national direction for freshwater - and will continue its long term engagement with the Government on freshwater. More >>

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes balanced recommendations

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 9:48 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed a special tribunal’s recommendation that a Water Conversation Order be declined for the lower part of the Ngaruroro River and 7km of the Clive River in the Hawkes Bay. More >>

HortNZ welcomes safeguarding of country’s best growing soils

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:06 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s draft National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land, saying it will help ensure that New Zealand can grow its own vegetables and fruit. More >>

Bledisloe Cup won by Gisborne horticulture leader

Monday, 5 August 2019, 9:51 am | Horticulture NZ

The Bledisloe Cup for 2019 has been won by Gisborne horticulture leader, Bill Thorpe. More >>

More than 600 at knock out Horticulture Conference 2019

Friday, 2 August 2019, 11:21 am | Horticulture NZ

More than 600 fruit and vegetable growers and horticulture industry companies attended the Our Food Future Horticulture Conference 2019 at Mystery Creek this week. More >>

HortNZ more say for industry in vocational education

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 1:27 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government giving industries including horticulture more of a say in vocational education. More >>

Bill must reflect all the Paris Agreement

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 12:06 pm | Horticulture NZ

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 production. More >>

RSE scheme benefits the Pacific by more than $50 million

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 9:07 am | Horticulture NZ

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 industry to keep up with production. More >>

Horticulture industry needs faster approvals from the EPA

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 12:07 pm | Horticulture NZ

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 environmentally friendly. More >>

Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower of the Year

Friday, 12 July 2019, 4:15 pm | Horticulture NZ

Sam Tietjen has won the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019. More >>

Winner of Nelson Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced

Monday, 8 July 2019, 8:28 am | Horticulture NZ

He will go on to represent the fruit and vegetable sectors at the Young Grower of the Year competition in Tauranga on 1-2 October, where contestants will compete for their share of $40,000 worth of prizes. More >>

Latest tech to be demonstrated at Horticulture Conference

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 3:00 pm | Horticulture NZ

Technology that will help fruit and vegetable growers now and in the future will be demonstrated at Our Food Future, the Horticulture Conference 2019 between 31 July and 2 August at Mystery Creek, Hamilton. More >>

New appointed director for Horticulture New Zealand Board

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 1:52 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand’s Board has appointed Dr Bruce Campbell, of Tai Tokerau Northland, as an appointed director. More >>

New directors elected to Horticulture New Zealand Board

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 1:12 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand’s Board welcomes re-elected directors Barry O’Neil and Hugh Ritchie, as well as new director Kathryn de Bruin, after four candidates contested three vacant Director roles. More >>

Kurow orchardist takes home Central Otago Young Grower title

Saturday, 25 May 2019, 12:18 pm | Horticulture NZ

Ellen Watt from Waitaki Orchards, Kurow, has been named the Central Otago Young Fruitgrower of the Year, following a day-long competition in Cromwell today. More >>

Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:02 pm | Horticulture NZ

Six of Central Otago’s young fruit growers will face off in the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition in Cromwell on Friday, 24 May. More >>

Lightning strikes twice - dual winners for YVG award

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 4:39 pm | Horticulture NZ

Lightning strikes twice - dual winners for Young Vegetable Grower More >>

Bumper crop of Young Vegetable Growers

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:09 pm | Horticulture NZ

Seven of New Zealand’s best and brightest will vie for the title of Young Vegetable Grower of the Year in a competition in Pukekohe next Friday, 10 May. More >>

 

 

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