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Momentum building for mandatory CoOL

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 1:08 pm | Horticulture NZ

Momentum building for mandatory CoOL Source: Horticulture NZ -- Engagement with the New Zealand public is clearly showing their desire to have mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) Horticulture New Zealand told the Primary Production Select ... More >>

Irrigation investment first step towards food security

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:29 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s planned increase in grant funding and capital investment towards irrigation and water infrastructure in Budget 2017. More >>

Pukekohe grower wins NZ’s best young vegetable grower

Friday, 12 May 2017, 9:35 am | Horticulture NZ

Scott Wilcox from Pukekohe has emerged victorious against six other entrants to be named New Zealand’s Young Vegetable Grower of 2017. More >>

US food guru to speak at horticulture conference

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:59 pm | Horticulture NZ

American food and agribusiness guru Roland Fumasi has today been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the Horticulture Conference 2017, on 14 July in Tauranga. More >>

New Zealanders get closer to being CoOL

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:25 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates the Government on listening to the people and passing the first reading of the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill in Parliament today. More >>

Horticulture's export growth reliant on sound trade policy

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:56 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says to continue its rapid growth, horticulture needs good trade policy, and he welcomes today’s announcement from the Government enabling that. More >>

Consumers want country of origin labelling on fruit and veg

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 9:54 am | Horticulture NZ

More than 70 percent of New Zealanders want mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) for fruit and vegetables, a joint Consumer NZ and Horticulture New Zealand survey shows. More >>

Waikato Regional Council stonewalls on plan change action

Monday, 27 February 2017, 1:30 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says he is disappointed by the Waikato Regional Council’s (WRC) delay tactics around a judicial review by six organisations over plans for the Healthy River Plan Change. More >>

Horticulture welcomes clean water plans

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:10 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes today’s Clean Water launch by the Government, says chief executive Mike Chapman. More >>

Judicial review sought by horticulture and farmers

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 4:40 pm | Horticulture NZ

Six organisations representing horticulture growers and farmers in the Waikato today filed an application in the Hamilton High Court for a judicial review regarding a decision made by the Waikato Regional Council (WRC) over the Waikato River clean-up. More >>

Horticulture exporters gain flexibility from law changes

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:19 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority (HEA) Amendment Bill passed late yesterday, says chief executive Mike Chapman. More >>

HortNZ says botched Waikato plan a disaster

Monday, 5 December 2016, 10:12 am | Horticulture NZ

The Waikato Regional Council (WRC) should withdraw the entire notified Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 to allow full and proper consultation, rather than slicing up the region, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. More >>

Horticulture shows ‘spectacular’ growth

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 4:00 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture has experienced a spectacular 40 percent growth in export earnings since 2014, according to a new report, with tariffs on exported produce down by 22 percent since 2012. More >>

HortNZ celebrates 100 years of representing growers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 10:59 am | Horticulture NZ

Today, Horticulture New Zealand celebrates 100 years of representing growers, with its foundations in the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation formed in 1916. More >>

Increase in seasonal workers welcomed

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12:08 pm | Horticulture NZ

An increase of 1,000 seasonal workers announced by Government today brings some welcome relief to the growing horticulture industry, says Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman. More >>

Congratulations to Young Horticulturalist of the Year

Friday, 11 November 2016, 2:02 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates Pukekohe grower Andrew Hutchinson, who was named Young Horticulturalist of the Year at last night’s awards dinner in Auckland. More >>

Fresh vegetable industry signs biosecurity agreement

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 4:29 pm | Horticulture NZ

Vegetables New Zealand Incorporated today signed an agreement with Government to better protect the fresh vegetable growers it represents in managing biosecurity procedures. More >>

Funding approved for stream restoration project

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 3:44 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has assisted Pukekohe vegetable growers to get funding for riparian plantings along the waterways that feed into the Waikato River. More >>

Law makers asked not to "reinvent the wheel"

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 12:44 pm | Horticulture NZ

Law makers were asked not to "reinvent the wheel" when Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman, and senior business managers Richard Palmer and Matthew Dolan, appeared before the Primary Production Select Committee at Parliament ... More >>

Access to food essential to better urban planning

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 2:22 pm | Horticulture NZ

Access to staples of the New Zealand food basket, such as carrots, potatoes, onions and leafy greens, must be a consideration on the table in urban planning, says Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman. More >>

 

 

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