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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 >>

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 >>

   

 

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