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Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:18 am | 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, 25 May. More >>

Bumper crop of winners from Young Vegetable Grower

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 12:00 pm | Horticulture NZ

For the first time in the competition’s history, there are two winners of the Young Vegetable Grower of the Year competition: Esteban Ibanez and Gurjant Singh. More >>

Vegetable industry cultivates healthy competition

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 11:30 am | Horticulture NZ

Four of the finest young vegetable growers in New Zealand will go toe-to-toe in the Young Vegetable Grower of the Year competition in Christchurch on Friday, 18 May. More >>

Regional fuel tax will add to the cost of food

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 5:05 pm | Horticulture NZ

Regional fuel tax legislation, as it stands, is likely to add costs to fresh fruit and vegetables for consumers. More >>

Four vie for Horticulture New Zealand Board

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 11:30 am | Horticulture NZ

Four candidates will vie for two positions on the Horticulture New Zealand Board as elections open today, with voting closing on 28 May 2018. More >>

Tax system not broken, so doesn’t need to be fixed

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 9:19 am | Horticulture NZ

New Zealand’s tax system is admired for being simple, efficient, and fair, and Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says adding new taxes will undermine this. More >>

Biosecurity intelligence team a good move

Monday, 30 April 2018, 4:49 pm | Horticulture NZ

Providing earlier warning of biosecurity risks by establishing a biosecurity intelligence team within government is a good idea, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman. More >>

Let’s protect our valuable soils, Horticulture New Zealand

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:20 am | Horticulture NZ

The need to protect New Zealand’s best soils for growing healthy fresh fruit and vegetables is clear in the Our land 2018 report released today, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman. More >>

Employment law plans not fit for this era

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:13 am | Horticulture NZ

Proposed employment law changes are a step backwards, and could destroy trust relationships between employers and employees and result in lower productivity, the horticulture industry says. More >>

Access to labour critical to horticulture’s growth

Friday, 16 March 2018, 10:26 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture is growing rapidly and demand for workers is higher than the number of people available, says Mike Chapman, chief executive of Horticulture New Zealand. More >>

Access to Japan big win for horticulture in CPTPP

Friday, 9 March 2018, 9:09 am | Horticulture NZ

Access to Japan for New Zealand fruit is one of the big wins for horticulture from today’s signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific (CPTPP), says Mike Chapman, chief executive of Horticulture New Zealand, who is in ... More >>

Bug’s impact on horticulture devastating, report says

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 12:35 pm | Horticulture NZ

An economic report, released today, says if the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) establishes in New Zealand it would dramatically impact New Zealand’s gross domestic product (GDP) as well as export revenues from horticulture. More >>

Horticulture NZ backs strong stance on stink bugs

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:04 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand President Julian Raine says the industry is encouraged to hear Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor say he won’t let the brown marmorated stink bug anywhere near New Zealand. More >>

PM’s prize focuses on the value of science in horticulture

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 6:28 pm | Horticulture NZ

The Plant & Food Research team that took on the devastating Psa-V disease and won, are the deserving recipients of the Prime Minister’s top science prize, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. More >>

HortNZ says drought threatens food supply

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 10:38 am | Horticulture NZ

HortNZ says drought threatens food supply Water is vital for plants and trees to grow and New Zealand needs to better mitigate droughts that threaten our domestic supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike ... More >>

Perfect storm brewing for fruit and vegetable supply

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 9:36 am | Horticulture NZ

A perfect storm is brewing for New Zealand’s supply of healthy fresh fruit and vegetables that could see us unable to feed our growing population with domestically grown produce, a report from Horticulture New Zealand says. More >>

HortNZ congratulates Damien O’Connor on Ministerial roles

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 1:24 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates Damien O’Connor on being appointed Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety, Rural Communities and Associate Minister of Trade and Export Growth and looks forward to working with the new Labour-led coalition ... More >>

Get to know the Growers of New Zealand

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:38 am | Horticulture NZ

Global interest in the story behind healthy, fresh food has inspired Horticulture New Zealand to start an Instagram page where people can better get to know the fruit and vegetable growers of New Zealand, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike ... More >>

Water tax still on the table, but detail still missing

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 2:34 pm | Horticulture NZ

While Labour has released some more detail about its tax plans today, water tax remains on the table to be introduced in its first term in Government and critical detail around that remains missing, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman ... More >>

Wild Spring Weather Will Affect Vegetable Supply

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:17 am | Horticulture NZ

Rain, hail and colder than normal weather will affect the supply of spring vegetables, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. More >>

 

 

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