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Sarah Dobson Wins 2022 Pukekohe Young Grower Competition

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:48 am | Horticulture NZ

Sarah Dobson, a 25-year-old environment and sustainability technician at A.S. Wilcox, has won the 2022 Pukekohe Young Grower competition. The competition tested the four contestant's vegetable and fruit growing knowledge as well as the skills needed to ... More >>

Vegetable Prices Tipped To Go Higher Due To Spiralling Costs

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 11:32 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand says vegetable prices will continue to increase if the Government does not support growers to find ways to reduce the costs of growing. ‘There is a crisis developing in commercial vegetable production in New Zealand. ... More >>

Fruit And Vegetable Industry Supports Commerce Commission’s Supermarket Recommendations

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 9:54 am | Horticulture NZ

Fruit and vegetable growers who supply the domestic market have welcomed the Commerce Commission’s recommendations following its investigation into supermarkets. ‘The industry is pleased to see the Commerce Commission is recommending actions that would ... More >>

NZ Fruit, Vegetable And Winegrape Growers Welcome Increase In Workers Coming From The Pacific

Monday, 28 February 2022, 8:56 am | Horticulture NZ

New Zealand’s fruit, vegetable and winegrape growers have welcomed the news that the Government has increased the cap on workers from the Pacific under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme to 16,000 workers. ‘The increase in the RSE worker ... More >>

Horticulture And Wine Grape Industries To Support Recovery In Tonga

Monday, 17 January 2022, 11:27 am | Horticulture NZ

The horticulture and wine grape industries in New Zealand are collecting donations to help with the recovery in Tonga, following the weekend’s tsunami. ‘Our industries, in particular those who employ workers from Tonga, have been saddened by news of ... More >>

Incentives Working But More People Needed For Otago Summerfruit Harvest

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 10:01 am | Horticulture NZ

Summerfruit growers in Otago are experiencing severe staff shortages, due to the ongoing impact of border closures and low unemployment in New Zealand. ‘We know it is tough for growers at the moment. Last season, they had the weather. This season, ... More >>

HortNZ Scholarship Applications Open To Support Next-gen Growers

Monday, 15 November 2021, 8:54 am | Horticulture NZ

Students considering a career in New Zealand’s growing horticulture industry are encouraged to apply for Horticulture New Zealand’s scholarships. Applications for HortNZ’s annual undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships are open until 10 December ... More >>

Horticulture Students Place In Top Three In International Food Marketing Challenge

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 12:47 pm | Horticulture NZ

Two teams of high-flying university students from Massey and Lincoln Universities have placed in the final three in the recent International Food Marketing Challenge. The Lincoln University team, consisting of Grace Moscrip, Grace Mainwaring, Kate ... More >>

Evolution Of Quarantine-free Travel Welcomed

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 5:40 pm | Horticulture NZ

The horticulture and wine grape industries are welcoming the evolution of quarantine-free travel. ‘It’s great news that the success of the quarantine-free travel trial for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme workers from the Pacific has resulted ... More >>

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 >>