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Horticulture magazine wins international award

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 10:29 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand’s magazine for commercial vegetable growers, NZ Grower, has won an international award for its front cover illustration. More >>

Horticulture health and safety toolkit launched

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 10:06 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has teamed up with WorkSafe New Zealand to create a health and safety toolkit specifically designed for horticulture businesses. More >>

Bledisloe Cup for Kiwifruit Industry Leader Peter Ombler

Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:21 am | Horticulture NZ

Thursday 13 July 2017 - An outstanding leader in the kiwifruit industry, Peter Ombler was given horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, at the Horticulture Conference 2017 on Thursday. More >>

The Story of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables - from Seed to Plate

Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:19 am | Horticulture NZ

Thursday 13 July 2017 - A video showing the story of New Zealand’s fresh fruit and vegetables, from the seed through to food on a plate, was launched by Horticulture New Zealand today. More >>

Horticulture growers to vote on levy reduction

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 10:01 am | Horticulture NZ

A levy reduction for commercial fruit and vegetable growers will be voted on at tomorrow’s Horticulture New Zealand Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Tauranga, says Horticulture New Zealand President Julian Raine. More >>

Horticulture Ripe for Investment

Friday, 30 June 2017, 10:53 am | Horticulture NZ

World-wide consumer interest in healthy food, growers being early-adopters of innovation, and rapid growth make horticulture in New Zealand ripe for further investment, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman. More >>

Creating a life outside the wire in horticulture

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:04 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand national seasonal labour coordinator Jerf van Beek today told a breakfast function in Wellington, hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department, about the rewards of helping former offenders into ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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