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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 >>

Horticulture welcomes call for protection of versatile land

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 3:01 pm | Horticulture NZ

An environmental report released last week further substantiates Horticulture New Zealand’s concerns about ongoing urban and lifestyle block expansion into prime growing land, and shows that urgent action is required to slow this down. More >>

"Give it a go!" - Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the Year

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:36 am | Horticulture NZ

Alex Ashe, a technical advisor at Farmlands Te Puna, was named Bay of Plenty’s Young Fruit Grower for 2019 at an awards dinner in Tauranga last night. More >>

Watch the BOP’s best young fruit growers in action

Monday, 4 February 2019, 1:48 pm | Horticulture NZ

Eight of the Bay of Plenty’s best growers will showcase their horticultural expertise at the Te Puke A&P Show this weekend for 2019’s first Young Fruit Grower competition. More >>

Expert evidence rejects water conservation order bid

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 10:37 am | Horticulture NZ

Evidence from nine experts supports Horticulture New Zealand’s evidence that a water conservation order (WCO) is not the way to ensure healthy Hawke’s Bay rivers, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. More >>

Horticulture supports harsher penalties for contamination

Monday, 14 January 2019, 6:55 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand supports a Member's Bill, announced today, that will introduce harsher penalties for people who intentionally contaminate food, or threaten to do so. More >>

Proposed temporary visa changes welcomed by horticulture

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 12:14 pm | Horticulture NZ

Addressing labour needs by region will lead to more productive primary industries, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman. More >>

New President and Vice-President elected to HortNZ board

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:15 pm | Horticulture NZ

The Horticulture New Zealand board elected Barry O’Neil as its new President and Chairman at a meeting today. Mr O’Neil replaces Julian Raine, who has been President and Chairman for six years and who has made a significant contribution to horticulture ... More >>

Horticulture congratulates Government on CoOL law

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 8:58 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates the Government on passing the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill into law. More >>

Vertical farming has limits

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:07 am | Horticulture NZ

Vertical farming - where food is grown indoors in high stacks - will not replace traditional fruit and vegetable growing in New Zealand, but it may supplement it in future if technology makes it economically viable, research released today finds. More >>

Increase in Pacific worker numbers good for horticulture

Monday, 5 November 2018, 5:14 pm | Horticulture NZ

Increase in Pacific worker numbers good for horticulture Horticulture New Zealand is pleased Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway have increased the amount of Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers ... More >>

Asparagus on a roll

Monday, 5 November 2018, 11:30 am | Horticulture NZ

One of the great delights of New Zealand’s spring is asparagus rolled in fresh, white bread; steamed and served with a little butter; or juicy and delicious from the barbecue, says Mike Arnold, Chairman of the New Zealand Asparagus Council. More >>

Horticulture submission not nonsense

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 11:35 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says he was surprised by the attitude of some members of the Education and Workforce Select Committee when he spoke to the organisation’s submission on the Employment Relations (Triangular ... More >>

Country of Origin Labelling a step closer to law

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:08 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is thrilled that mandatory Country of Origin labelling for fruit and vegetables got a step closer today, with the second reading of the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill passing in Parliament. More >>

New Zealand strawberries ripe and ready for eating

Monday, 24 September 2018, 1:13 pm | Horticulture NZ

There is no evidence to suggest any connection to New Zealand strawberries from a find of needles in Australian strawberries in an Auckland Countdown store on Saturday, says Strawberry Growers New Zealand Executive Manager Michael Ahern. More >>

Young Grower title goes back to the Bay

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:15 am | Horticulture NZ

After a lengthy battle, Danni van der Heijden was crowned Young Grower of the Year 2018 at an event in Napier last night. More >>

Horticulture levy votes successful

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 3:16 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture groups seeking levy renewals have all had votes of confidence from growers to continue the work of the industry good organisations Horticulture New Zealand, TomatoesNZ, Vegetables New Zealand, Process Vegetables New Zealand, and ... More >>

Horticulture signs up to prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy

Monday, 20 August 2018, 1:20 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture today signed up to be part of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy Te Puni Kōkiri Excellence in Māori Farming Award, which recognise excellence in Māori farming. More >>

 

 

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