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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 >>

New Zealand Onion Growers Celebrate Multimillion-dollar Export Success In Indonesia

Sunday, 12 April 2020, 2:10 pm | Horticulture NZ

New Zealand onion growers are celebrating being able to export their world class crop to Indonesia again. ‘Indonesia has just re-opened its market to New Zealand onions after some clarification was required for the new import rules,’ says Onions ... More >>

Waikato Vegetable Growing Decision Highlights Need For Nationwide Policy

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 11:07 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand says the Waikato Plan Change decision allows vegetable growing in the short term but fails to take account of population growth and the need for healthy food, across New Zealand. ‘HortNZ estimates that in less than ... More >>

Horticulture Industry’s Growth To More Than $6 Billion Is Thanks To Growers

Friday, 13 March 2020, 8:18 am | Horticulture NZ

New Zealand Horticulture’s Steady Growth Of Nearly Three Percent To More Than $6 Billion A Year In Export Earnings- Is Thanks To Passionate Growers, Quality Produce, And Decades Of Investment, Says Horticulture New Zealand. ‘New Zealand’s Growers ... More >>

New Organic Products Legislation Will Benefit Horticulture

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 12:08 pm | Horticulture NZ

New legislation to increase consumer confidence in organic products will benefit the domestic and export New Zealand horticulture industry, Horticulture New Zealand says. ‘The new legislation will create a standard that will give consumers greater ... More >>

Importance Of Healthy Plants Celebrated In International Year Of Plant Health

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 8:26 am | Horticulture NZ

Healthy plants’ contribution to New Zealand’s wellbeing and economic sustainability has been highlighted at the launch of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) at Parliament tonight. "Healthy plants are the backbone of New Zealand’s wellbeing ... More >>

"I Can’t Imagine Myself Anywhere But Horticulture", Bay Of Plenty Young Grower Of The Year

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 2:49 pm | Horticulture NZ

Melissa van den Heuvel, an Industry Systems Associate at NZ Avocado, has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower for 2020 at an awards dinner in Tauranga. The competition took place last Saturday, 8 February, at Te Puke Showgrounds, where the eight competitors ... More >>