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Expo To Attract Northlanders To The Horticulture Industry

Friday, 4 December 2020, 1:44 pm | Horticulture NZ

Attracting Northlanders into horticulture is the goal for an expo and ‘speed-meet’ taking place next Wednesday in Kerikeri. The GoHort Northland Expo starting at 10.00am will bring together growers, industry bodies, government agencies and training providers ... More >>

New NZGAP Social Practice Add-on Ensures Fair Treatment Of Workers

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 3:24 pm | Horticulture NZ

Consumers are more and more concerned about how their food is grown, harvested, packaged and transported. They are demanding confidence that the people involved in food production are being treated fairly. "The New Zealand Good Agricultural ... More >>

Horticulture Industry Appreciates Government’s Decision On RSE Workers

Friday, 27 November 2020, 6:04 am | Horticulture NZ

The horticulture industry says it is appreciative of the Government’s decision to let 2000 Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from the Pacific into New Zealand under strict quarantine and employment conditions. ‘Horticulture has an ... More >>

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Applauded By NZ’s Onion Growers And Exporters

Monday, 16 November 2020, 11:58 am | Horticulture NZ

The country’s onion growers and exporters are welcoming the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). ‘This agreement will ensure that New Zealand’s onion exports continue to grow. Without improved market access and reduced ... More >>

NZ’s Fruit And Vegetable Exporters Applaud Signing Of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Monday, 16 November 2020, 11:16 am | Horticulture NZ

New Zealand’s fruit and vegetable exporters are welcoming the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), saying that it will ensure that this country’s horticulture exports continue to grow as the world comes to terms with Covid. ‘Without ... More >>

Horticulture New Zealand Keen To Work With New Government

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 1:42 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand - which advocates for New Zealand’s 6000 plus fruit and vegetable growers - is keen to work with the new Government to ensure the industry can continue to grow and support New Zealand’s post-Covid economic and social recovery. ... More >>

Videos Show The Benefit To The Pacific And New Zealand Of The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE)

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 9:34 am | Horticulture NZ

A set of short videos has been put together by Horticulture New Zealand and the horticulture industry to show how the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme benefits the Pacific and New Zealand. ‘Many people have misconceptions about the RSE scheme,’ ... More >>

Government Support For FEPs Welcomed By Horticulture New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 11:47 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed government support for Farm Environment Plans, saying the horticulture industry is already well on the way to implementing Farm Environment Plans across the country. ‘The horticulture industry sees Farm Environment ... More >>

Horticulture New Zealand Welcomes Government’s Support Of Horticulture Through Immigration Changes

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 12:55 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s latest immigration changes, saying they offer support to stranded backpackers and RSE workers as well as the New Zealand horticulture industry at a critical time. ‘The changes provide stranded ... More >>

OPEN LETTER: Horticulture | Recognise Independent Fruit & Vegetable Retailers As Essential Services

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 5:06 pm | Horticulture NZ

12 August 2020 Dear Prime Minister We are writing to you on behalf of the New Zealand horticulture industry to collectively address our growers’ concerns that independent fruit and vegetable retailers are not classified as essential services under Covid-19 ... More >>

HortNZ Welcomes Govt’s Recognition Of The Importance Of Vegetable Growing

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 3:59 pm | Horticulture NZ

‘HortNZ has worked with growers in Pukekohe and Horowhenua to demonstrate to central and local government that modern vegetable growing techniques dramatically reduce environmental impact,’ says HortNZ Chief Executive, Mike Chapman. More >>

Government Support And Increased Flexibility For RSE Workers Overdue

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 11:52 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand says while it welcomes increased government support and flexibility for the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers who are still in New Zealand waiting for repatriation back to the Pacific, the decisions should have come ... More >>

Direction Of Horticulture Industry Aligns With Fit For A Better World

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 1:31 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand says the horticulture industry’s future focused strategies align well with what is proposed in Fit for a Better World. ‘Horticulture is already well into the journey that has been identified and proposed in these reports, and ... More >>

BNZ’s Survey Confirms Horticulture’s Readiness To Support Post-Covid Recovery, Says Horticulture NZ

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 9:51 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand says the findings of a Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) survey of the horticulture sector confirm that horticulture can fully support New Zealand’s post-Covid recovery. ‘The BNZ’s survey found that horticulture has higher levels ... More >>

Horticulture New Zealand Says Country Needs More Water Storage Schemes Like Northland’s

Friday, 12 June 2020, 10:03 am | Horticulture NZ

HortNZ says New Zealand needs more water storage schemes like the one just announced for Northland. ‘New Zealand is not really short of water, it is short of water capture and storage,’ says HortNZ Chief Executive, Mike Chapman. ‘People and ... More >>

Importance Of Horticulture Recognised In Government’s Freshwater Decisions

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 11:35 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand says the Government’s decisions around freshwater recognise the importance of growing fresh fruit and vegetables in this country. ‘We applaud the Government for the pragmatic approach it is taking to meeting the long-term freshwater ... More >>

Farm Environment Plans Come Out On Top For Growers And The Environment

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 8:20 am | Horticulture NZ

Farm Environment Plans have come out on top as the best way for vegetable and fruit growers to manage their environmental impact and at the same time, provide evidence to regulators. That’s the finding of independent research called Joining the Dots, ... More >>

New Zealand Horticulture Industry Rewarded By Outstanding Survey Result

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 1:33 pm | Horticulture NZ

A survey showing that New Zealanders rate horticulture more highly than any other part of the primary industry sector is rewarding for fruit and vegetable growers across the country. UMR research released today shows that horticulture continues ... More >>

HortNZ Welcomes Budget 2020’s Support For The Primary Sector In The COVID-19 Recovery

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:57 pm | Horticulture NZ

HortNZ has welcomed 2020 Budget, acknowledging the Government’s support for the primary sector in the COVID-19 recovery. "It’s great to see the Government investing in the key role the primary sector will play in New Zealand’s economic ... More >>

Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards Winners Praise NZGAP’s Approach To Compliance

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 10:19 am | Horticulture NZ

Woodhaven Gardens, the 2020 Regional Supreme Winner at the Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards, are fans of how New Zealand Good Agriculture Practice’s (NZGAP) Environmental Management System (EMS) ‘add-on’ makes compliance more straight ... More >>