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Lower Consumer Prices Welcomed But Vegetable Industry Worried About Future Supply

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 11:13 am | Horticulture NZ

Vegetables New Zealand is welcoming lower consumer prices but is worried about future supply, given all the challenges vegetable growers are facing. ‘It’s great that we’re currently in a period where vegetable supply is good, thanks to growers planting ... More >>

New Zealand’s Horticulture Sector Needs Its Own Minister As Incoming Government Urged To Focus On Five Key Priorities

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 8:27 pm | Horticulture NZ

The incoming Prime Minister is being urged to appoint a Minister of Horticulture to Cabinet to help pave the way for ensuring the essential supply of nutritious fruit and vegetables for New Zealand and the world while creating jobs and export success. ... More >>

Taylor Leabourn Wins 2023 Young Grower Of The Year Competition

Friday, 6 October 2023, 5:30 pm | Horticulture NZ

Taylor Leabourn, a 28-year-old produce lead, won the 2023 Young Grower national title in Pukekohe on Thursday (5 October). Taylor says it was a noticeable step up from the regional competitions held earlier this year and appreciated being able ... More >>

Protecting The Right To Grow Food Policies Welcomed

Friday, 15 September 2023, 8:13 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) welcomes the National Party’s Primary Sector Growth Plan which includes provisions to make fruit and vegetable growing a permitted activity. HortNZ General Manager Strategy and Policy, Michelle Sands says it is vital ... More >>

Water Storage Policies Welcomed

Friday, 15 September 2023, 5:49 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) welcomes the National Party’s Primary Sector Growth Plan which includes provisions to make water storage on farmland a permitted activity, and other types of water storage will require councils to approve or decline ... More >>

Vegetables NZ Applauds National Party’s Comprehensive Support For Commercial Vegetable Growing And NZ’s Food Security

Friday, 15 September 2023, 11:16 am | Horticulture NZ

Vegetables NZ says it’s very pleased the National Party has acknowledged the importance of growing fresh, healthy vegetables in New Zealand, in its pre-election primary sector. ‘Vegetables NZ supports any move to increase productivity and improve supply, ... More >>

Eat New Zealand Tomatoes And Support Local Growers

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 2:24 pm | Horticulture NZ

Tomatoes New Zealand is encouraging consumers to buy local and support New Zealand tomato growers. ‘Fresh, New Zealand-grown tomatoes are in good supply as we enter spring, but we also have significant volumes of imported irradiated Australian tomatoes ... More >>

Food Security To Be Recognised In RMA Replacement Act

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 1:02 pm | Horticulture NZ

The horticulture industry is celebrating the news that the National and Built Environment Act (NBA) will support commercial fruit and vegetable growing in New Zealand. ‘This is a huge step forward for the horticulture industry as well as consumers of New ... More >>

Bring Prices Down By Enabling NZ Growers To Grow More Vegetables

Friday, 11 August 2023, 11:15 am | Horticulture NZ

Being able to grow more vegetables could be one way to bring prices down, improve health outcomes, and support an industry that is vital to New Zealand, according to Vegetables New Zealand Incorporated (VNZI). ‘There’s massive support, particularly ... More >>

Sydney Hines Named Bay Of Plenty Young Grower For 2023

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 11:31 am | Horticulture NZ

All-round supremacy has seen Ōpōtiki orchard manager Sydney Hines named Bay of Plenty Young Grower for 2023 at the awards ceremony in Mount Maunganui last night. The 24-year-old captured the title at her first attempt, dominating the practical ... More >>

New Zealand Onion Industry Welcomes Signing Of The NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement

Monday, 10 July 2023, 11:16 am | Horticulture NZ

The New Zealand onion industry welcomes the signing of the free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) today. Signing the agreement sees the elimination of tariffs worth over $6 million annually on onion exports to the EU and has addressed ... More >>

Gregoire (Greg) Durand Wins 2023 Central Otago Young Grower Of The Year

Monday, 29 May 2023, 11:14 am | Horticulture NZ

Gregoire (Greg) Durant of Cherri Global in Clyde, 28, won the 2023 Central Otago Young Grower of the Year regional final at the event held in Bannockburn on Friday 26 May. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2305/2f4fdee83ba5e2844294.jpeg" ... More >>

Taylor Leabourn Wins 2023 Pukekohe Young Grower Of The Year Competition

Monday, 22 May 2023, 12:24 pm | Horticulture NZ

Taylor Leabourn, a 28-year-old agronomist at LeaderBrand, won the 2023 Pukekohe Young Grower of the Year competition on Friday (19 May). <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2305/d60dbbc3af491ef3d4e6.jpeg" width="720" height="405"> The competition tested the vegetable ... More >>

HortNZ Heavily Involved In Providing The Government With Numerous Reports On Cyclone Gabrielle’s Impact

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 3:05 pm | Horticulture NZ

HortNZ has been heavily involved in providing the Government with numerous reports on Cyclone Gabrielle’s impact. ‘We started working with the Government immediately after the cyclone struck. We strongly advocated for the Government’s initial relief ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay And Tairawhiti Horticulture Industries Urgently Need More Government Direction And Support

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 2:27 pm | Horticulture NZ

The Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti horticulture industries urgently need more Government direction and support if they are to recover to pre-cyclone levels of growth within the next decade. ‘We applaud the wider investment that the Government is making ... More >>

Vegetable Supplies Looking Good As Winter Approaches But Weather Still The Wild Card

Thursday, 11 May 2023, 6:50 pm | Horticulture NZ

Vegetables New Zealand says vegetable supplies are looking good as winter approaches but ongoing unsettled weather across the country is still the wild card. ‘The weather’s been warm and wet as we head into winter when growing slows down,’ says Vegetables ... More >>

Apple And Pear Growers Welcome Clean-up Support But Need Urgent Information

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 2:53 pm | Horticulture NZ

New Zealand Apples and Pears is welcoming the Government's support to clean up orchards but is calling on the government to urgently talk to growers as they recover and rebuild following the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle. "We simply want some ... More >>

Government Inaction Costing Hawke’s Bay Horticulture More Than $1m A Day

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 11:35 am | Horticulture NZ

Failure by the Government to provide further direction in cyclone ravaged Hawke’s Bay is costing the local horticulture industry more than $1m a day. ‘Growers in the Hawke’s Bay are extremely frustrated by the lack of leadership from the Government,’ ... More >>

Horticulture Industry Welcomes Free Trade Agreement With The United Kingdom

Friday, 5 May 2023, 6:58 pm | Horticulture NZ

The New Zealand horticulture industry is welcoming the early implementation of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom (UK), saying that for fruit and vegetable exporters, the agreement gives hope for the future at a time when the industry ... More >>

New Zealand Pipfruit Crop Re-estimated After Cyclone Gabrielle

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 10:10 am | Horticulture NZ

The New Zealand pipfruit crop has been re-estimated after Cyclone Gabrielle affected parts of the East Coast of the North Island. While Tairāwhiti Gisborne crop re-estimates are yet to be completed, at this stage, the overall New Zealand crop is estimated ... More >>





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