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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 >>

Science and technology the answer to water quality

Monday, 11 September 2017, 1:46 pm | Horticulture NZ

Using science and technology to inform sustainable farming practices and reduce adverse environmental impacts will have better outcomes than taxes will, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. More >>

Horticulture New Zealand also threatened on water tax

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:31 pm | Horticulture NZ

Farmers in Ashburton are not the only group that has been threatened by Labour over its water tax, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. More >>

Bay of Plenty Woman Wins Young Grower of the Year

Friday, 18 August 2017, 9:49 am | Horticulture NZ

The future of our $5.6 billion horticultural industry is in excellent hands as shown by the talent of this year’s Young Grower of the Year: Erin Atkinson of Te Puke. More >>

Horticulture New Zealand Responds to Scaremongering Claims

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:08 pm | Horticulture NZ

Reacting to claims yesterday from Labour’s water tax spokesperson David Parker that its level of "scaremongering around this would make Donald Trump blush", Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says this is a disappointing ... More >>

Horticulture Says "Let’s Not Do This"

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 1:53 pm | Horticulture NZ

Reacting to today’s statement from Labour on freshwater, and in the absence of any detailed policy to go with that, Horticulture New Zealand says "let’s not do this". More >>

Horticulture welcomes funding for water protection project

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 2:00 pm | Horticulture NZ

-- Government funding for a nationwide project to better protect waterways, by measuring and managing nitrogen on cropping farms, has been welcomed by Horticulture New Zealand. More >>

Horticulture election manifesto

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 9:48 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has launched its 2017 Election Manifesto with five key priorities for the new Government, to be elected on 23 September. More >>

Young Grower of the Year decided next week

Monday, 7 August 2017, 9:05 am | Horticulture NZ

The winner of the New Zealand Young Vegetable Grower and four regional Young Fruit Grower winners will compete next week for the national title Young Grower of the Year 2017. More >>

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 >>



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