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Melissa Van Den Heuvel Wins Young Grower Of The Year For 2021

Friday, 22 October 2021, 6:41 am | Horticulture NZ

Melissa van den Heuvel, 25 years of age, has won the Young Grower of the Year for 2021. Melissa is an avocado grower services representative at Apata Group Limited, based in the Bay of Plenty. ‘I am very proud to be in this industry. It is something ... More >>

Quarantine-free travel for workers welcomed by horticulture

Friday, 10 September 2021, 1:18 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s decision that quarantine-free travel for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from the Pacific will commence this October. Additional health measures will be in place to manage the risk of Covid-19, ... More >>

Picking the way to a better asparagus future

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 3:25 pm | Horticulture NZ

A robotic asparagus harvester project led by growers and supported by the Government is set to reinvigorate the New Zealand asparagus industry, by alleviating ongoing labour challenges. More >>

Response To The Review Of Overseer

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 3:46 pm | Horticulture NZ

HortNZ Environment Manager, Michelle Sands: The Government’s conclusion supports HortNZ's long-standing position on Overseer and its limitations. The way that Overseer has been used in local government plans has disadvantaged vegetable growers, who ... More >>

Several Other Winners Announced At The Horticulture Conference

Friday, 6 August 2021, 5:44 am | Horticulture NZ

Several other people important to the New Zealand horticulture industry - in addition to Mike Chapman who was awarded the Bledisloe Cup for horticulture - received awards at the Horticulture Conference gala dinner on 5 August at Mystery Creek. Environmental ... More >>

Mike Chapman Wins Bledisloe Cup For Horticulture

Friday, 6 August 2021, 5:43 am | Horticulture NZ

Mike Chapman wins Bledisloe Cup for horticulture Mike Chapman, until recently Chief Executive of Horticulture New Zealand, has won the Bledisloe Cup for significant services to horticulture for more than 20 years. HortNZ President, Barry O’Neil, ... More >>

Horticulture New Zealand Welcomes Labour Crisis Relief

Monday, 2 August 2021, 4:38 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement permitting Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu, to enter New Zealand without the need for managed isolation. The decision will provide both economic relief ... More >>

Bryce Morrison Named 2021 Bay Of Plenty Young Grower Of The Year

Friday, 23 July 2021, 12:56 pm | Horticulture NZ

Twenty-eight-year-old Bryce Morrison, a Grower Services Representative for Seeka, has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower of the Year for 2021. The competition took place on 22 July at Mount Maunganui College, where eight competitors tested ... More >>

Jamie McIntyre Wins Gisborne Young Grower Of The Year Regional Final

Friday, 9 July 2021, 5:54 am | Horticulture NZ

Jamie McIntyre wins Gisborne Young Grower of the Year regional final Jamie McIntyre, 25, an orchard hand at Illawarra Farms, has won the 2021 Gisborne Young Grower of the Year competition. ‘What a day and I’m really stoked,’ said Jamie. ‘This ... More >>

Emma Boase Named Emerging Leader At Primary Industries Awards

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 4:34 pm | Horticulture NZ

Emma Boase at the 2021 Primary Industries New Zealand Awards with her Emerging Leader award. Horticulture New Zealand People Capability Manager Emma Boase was among a stellar line-up of primary industry excellence at last night’s 2021 Primary Industries ... More >>

School Leavers Inspired To Consider Food And Fibre Career

Monday, 5 July 2021, 11:18 am | Horticulture NZ

More than 150 high school leavers now have a better understanding of careers in New Zealand’s food and fibre sectors, thanks to the Feed Your Future campaign. "We’re really stoked with how the Feed Your Future series has gone. We had ... More >>

Resource Management Act Replacement Must Protect And Promote Local Food Production

Monday, 5 July 2021, 9:58 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand says the legislation that replaces the Resource Management Act (RMA) must ensure that New Zealand can sustainably grow fresh, healthy food for domestic consumption. ‘Access to healthy food, freshwater and housing are essential ... More >>

Jonathan Bates Wins Nelson Young Grower Competition

Saturday, 3 July 2021, 6:08 am | Horticulture NZ

Jonathan Bates winner of the 2021 Nelson Young Grower Jonathan Bates, a 28-year-old orchard Block Supervisor at Birdhurst Ltd, has won the 2021 Nelson Young Grower competition. "I’m still in shock - I totally didn’t expect to win," says Jonathan. ... More >>

Horticulture’s Potential To Help New Zealand Respond To Climate Change Recognised

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 4:11 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is pleased that the Climate Change Commission has recognised that land use change to horticulture can help New Zealand respond to climate change, while at the same time providing people with fresh, healthy food. ‘We’re pleased ... More >>

HortNZ Welcomes Government’s Integrated Farm Planning (IFP) Guidance

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 5:22 am | Horticulture NZ

Says existing GAP programmes will enable growers to deliver on new farm planning requirements Horticulture New Zealand says fruit and vegetable growers can meet new farm planning requirements, through adapting existing Good Agricultural Practice ... More >>

HortNZ Backs Horowhenua Wetland Development

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 10:54 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is backing the Horowhenua wetland development and further moves to improve Lake Horowhenua’s water quality. ‘The proposed wetland will create an ecological corridor between Lake Horowhenua and Papaitonga,’ says HortNZ ... More >>

Regan Judd Is Named Back-to-back Winner Of The Hawke's Bay Young Fruitgrower Of The Year

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 6:05 am | Horticulture NZ

Regan Judd, 25-year-old orchard foreman at T&G Global, has won the 2021 Hawke's Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition for the second time. Regan Judd winner of the 2021 Hawke's Bay Young Fruitgrower "I'm so stoked with the ... More >>

Jordan Carrol Wins Central Otago Young Grower Of The Year Competition

Saturday, 22 May 2021, 5:35 am | Horticulture NZ

Jordan Carrol Jordan Carrol, orchard and harvest manager at CentralPac, has won the 2021 Central Otago Young Grower of the Year competition. ‘What we do really matters. We need all the people we can to make the most of the horticulture industry,’ ... More >>

New Zealand Horticulture Industry Welcomes Government’s Decision To Bring In More Workers From The Pacific

Monday, 10 May 2021, 4:07 pm | Horticulture NZ

The New Zealand horticulture industry has welcomed the Government’s latest move to increase the flow of workers from the Pacific, in support of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. ‘Pacific workers are an integral part of the horticulture ... More >>

Heather Feetham Wins Pukekohe Young Grower Competition

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 5:19 am | Horticulture NZ

Heather Feetham won the 2021 Pukekohe Young Grower competition Heather Feetham, a 25-year-old production manager at T&G Fresh, has won the 2021 Pukekohe Young Grower competition. The competition tested the four contestant's vegetable ... More >>