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HortNZ Supports Any Move To Improve Grower Returns

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 10:42 am | HortNZ

HortNZ's response to the Commerce Commission's draft report on supermarkets Grower returns have not increased for at least 10 years. However, retail prices and costs - labour, freight, compliance, etc - have steadily increased [see Farm share of retail ... More >>

HortNZ Welcomes Extension Of SSE And Working Holiday Visas

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 8:30 am | HortNZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s decision to extend Supplementary Seasonal Employment (SSE) and Working Holiday visas by six months. ‘We’re pleased this decision has finally come out as we are losing workers on these visas to Australia,’ ... More >>

Horticulture Welcomes Bruce Wills As New Board Member

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:16 am | HortNZ

Former Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills has been appointed to the position of independent board director for Horticulture New Zealand. The Hawke’s Bay hill country farmer was appointed after an extensive selection process. Bruce joins the ... More >>

Uncontrolled Urban Sprawl Will Increase Vegetable Prices

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:05 pm | HortNZ

It’s a simple equation: Auckland spreads its housing into our fruit and vegetable production land = we all pay more for food. More >>

HortNZ Congratulates MPI On Successful Eradication

Friday, 4 December 2015, 3:47 pm | HortNZ

HortNZ Congratulates MPI On Successful Eradication Horticulture New Zealand is pleased to be able to congratulate the Ministry for Primary Industries on its successful eradication of the Queensland fruit fly from the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn. “This ... More >>

HortNZ Warns Government Not to ‘Cherry Pick’ Recommendations

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:26 pm | HortNZ

Horticulture New Zealand supports the 60 recommendations made in the report released today by the Land and Water Forum. But it does so with stern words of caution for the Government, that it cannot cherry-pick its way through the recommendations. “This ... More >>