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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 >>

12 of 16 Report shows need to protect Pukekohe food hub

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:22 pm | Horticulture NZ

A lettuce costing $5.54 - 58 percent more than today - and a big economic hit to Auckland could be the case if the value of fruit and vegetable production in Pukekohe isn’t recognised, a report released at a function at Parliament today finds. More >>

Australian irradiated tomatoes must be labelled

Friday, 10 August 2018, 1:43 pm | Horticulture NZ

Irradiated Australian tomatoes are on the shelves of fresh produce stores now, and TomatoesNZ is reminding retailers and the hospitality sector to ensure that produce is clearly labelled as "irradiated". More >>

Young Growers to face off in Napier final

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 11:55 am | Horticulture NZ

New Zealand’s top young fruit and vegetable growers will compete for the title of Young Grower of the Year in Napier on Wednesday, 22 August. More >>

Zespri Chair awarded horticulture’s Bledisloe Cup

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 9:20 am | Horticulture NZ

An outstanding leader in the kiwifruit industry, Peter McBride, accepted horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, at the Horticulture Conference 2018 on Tuesday, 24 July. More >>

Horticulture holds reduced levy

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 8:16 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture growers voted to keep the levy at its current rate, at the Horticulture New Zealand Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Christchurch today. More >>

Horticulture cautious on Zero Carbon Bill

Friday, 20 July 2018, 8:58 am | Horticulture NZ

The horticulture industry says it supports the concept of a Zero Carbon Bill with a 2050 target, provided there are viable alternative production systems and technology developed within that timeframe. More >>

Matt Gomm named first Gisborne Young Fruit Grower

Friday, 13 July 2018, 11:50 am | Horticulture NZ

Matt Gomm, orchard leader at the Burnside Trust, has been named as the first ever Gisborne Young Fruit Grower of the Year at a gala awards dinner on Thursday night. More >>

 

 

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