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Future proofing vegetable growing in Pukekohe

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 1:22 pm | Horticulture NZ

More than 50 people are finding more about how to manage vegetable growing in Pukekohe in a changing regulatory environment, thanks to Horticulture New Zealand, Vegetables New Zealand, Potatoes New Zealand, Onions New Zealand and the Pukekohe Vegetable ... More >>

Lucrative opportunities in horticulture for school leavers

Friday, 22 November 2019, 11:24 am | Horticulture NZ

School leavers should consider horticulture as a career filled with variety, relevance and opportunities to see the world. More >>

HortNZ welcomes conclusion of the RCEP negotiations

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 1:49 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the successful conclusion of the RCEP negotiations, saying trade agreements are critical to the ongoing success of export industries like horticulture. More >>

Successful RCEP negotiations welcomed by Onions New Zealand

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:31 am | Horticulture NZ

Successful conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations welcomed by Onions New Zealand More >>

Importance of growing fresh vegetables and fruit made clear

Friday, 1 November 2019, 12:13 pm | Horticulture NZ

HortNZ has made clear to the Government in its submission on freshwater management that it is critical that New Zealand can grow enough fresh vegetables and fruit to feed itself, now and in the future. More >>

Horticulture NZ right behind Biosecurity Business Pledge

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 11:11 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand - which represents the interests of more than 5000 fruit and vegetable growers - has signed up to the Biosecurity Business Pledge that the Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor has launched today. More >>

Horticulture NZ already working with growers on climate

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 9:56 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s endorsement of the Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment, saying it has already started working with its growers on the challenges associated with climate change. More >>

Government must focus on maintaining productive capacity

Friday, 11 October 2019, 8:23 am | Horticulture NZ

Moves by the Government to protect highly productive land must focus on maintaining the productive capacity of that land. More >>

Vegetable prices set to increase by more than half

Monday, 7 October 2019, 10:12 am | Horticulture NZ

Vegetable prices could increase by as much as 58% by 2043, risking New Zealanders’ health, if central and local government policies that will stop new vegetable growing in New Zealand are accepted. More >>

Austin Singh Purewal wins Young Vegetable Grower of the Year

Friday, 4 October 2019, 9:15 am | Horticulture NZ

The youngest finalist in this year’s Young Grower of the Year competition, Austin Singh Purewal, beat the field to win this year’s Young Vegetable Grower of the Year. More >>

Austin Singh Purewal wins Young Vegetable Grower of the Year

Friday, 4 October 2019, 9:15 am | Horticulture NZ

The youngest finalist in this year’s Young Grower of the Year competition, Austin Singh Purewal, beat the field to win this year’s Young Vegetable Grower of the Year. More >>

Nelson’s Jono Sutton wins 2019 Young Grower of the Year

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:57 am | Horticulture NZ

Nelson’s Jono Sutton, 26, was announced as this year’s Young Grower of the Year at the awards dinner in Tauranga last night. More >>

Moving in right direction but more RSE workers needed

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 10:32 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand says the Government is moving in the right direction with its 1550 increase in Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) workers, but more RSE workers are still needed to support horticulture’s big growth. More >>

Goodbye Winter - Hello Asparagus!

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:15 pm | Horticulture NZ

Every September winter-weary shoppers across the country are thrilled to see one of the first (and most tasty) signs of spring hit the supermarket shelves. Along with daffodils, the country’s asparagus harvest is a welcome signal of warmer days ... More >>

Horticulture NZ welcomes temporary work visa changes

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:30 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed changes to temporary work visas that simply the immigration system and recognise that overseas workers play a significant role in industries such as horticulture. More >>

Vegetable growers get behind farm environment plans

Friday, 13 September 2019, 2:48 pm | Horticulture NZ

More than 30 Horowhenua vegetable growers are signing up to audited farm environment plans to prove that they care for the environment and freshwater. More >>

Horticulture NZ welcomes Gov’s freshwater document

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:06 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the release of Action for healthy waterways - a discussion document on a national direction for freshwater - and will continue its long term engagement with the Government on freshwater. More >>

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes balanced recommendations

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 9:48 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed a special tribunal’s recommendation that a Water Conversation Order be declined for the lower part of the Ngaruroro River and 7km of the Clive River in the Hawkes Bay. More >>

HortNZ welcomes safeguarding of country’s best growing soils

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:06 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s draft National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land, saying it will help ensure that New Zealand can grow its own vegetables and fruit. More >>

Bledisloe Cup won by Gisborne horticulture leader

Monday, 5 August 2019, 9:51 am | Horticulture NZ

The Bledisloe Cup for 2019 has been won by Gisborne horticulture leader, Bill Thorpe. More >>

 

 

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