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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 >>

Nadine Tunley Is HortNZ’s New Chief Executive

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 3:28 pm | Horticulture NZ

Nadine Tunley has been announced as Horticulture New Zealand’s new Chief Executive. ‘We are very pleased to have been able to appoint a candidate of Nadine’s calibre, with her level of horticulture and wider food and fibre sector experience. This was ... More >>

Government Report Shows Need For Urgent Protection Of Land For Food Production, HortNZ Says

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:28 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is calling on the Government to act urgently to protect highly productive land for food production. ‘The Ministry for the Environment’s ‘Our land 2021’ report shows that between 2002 and 2019, 54 percent of highly ... More >>

HortNZ Welcomes Horizons’ Support For Levin Vegetable Growing

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 3:58 pm | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is welcoming Horizons Regional Council’s decision to adopt recommendations on Plan Change 2 that affect vegetable growing. ‘‘The new requirements are tough but growers are up for the challenge,’ says HortNZ Chief ... More >>

Horticulture Can Help New Zealand Reduce Emissions And Grow The Economy

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 12:20 pm | Horticulture NZ

The horticulture industry is well placed to help New Zealand reduce its emissions while also enabling the economy to grow, Horticulture New Zealand says. ‘Our fruit and vegetable growing industry is already environmentally responsible as well as ... More >>

Biosecurity Amendment Bill Has HortNZ’s Backing

Friday, 26 March 2021, 9:11 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is thrilled that the Biosecurity (Information for Incoming Passengers) Amendment Bill has been drawn from the Private Member’s Ballot. ‘When the border re-opens, it will be important to remind travellers of the need to be ... More >>

HortNZ Welcomes Govt’s Moves To Improve Housing Supply - But ...

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 2:36 pm | Horticulture NZ

HortNZ says the Government’s latest moves to improve housing supply are welcome but the new houses must not be built on highly productive land used for vegetable or fruit growing. More >>

No Food, No People: Food Security To Be Highlighted At Launch Of International Year Of Fruits And Vegetables

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 3:58 pm | Horticulture NZ

The importance of food security and people having access to fresh and healthy fruit and vegetables is being highlighted at the launch of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables at Parliament tonight. "Access to fresh fruit and vegetable growers ... More >>

Plan For Feeding New Zealanders Fresh Vegetables And Fruit Needed Too

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 10:10 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is calling on the Government to hurry up protection for highly productive land. ‘While it’s great that the Government is trying to do something to improve housing supply by making land more available through reform ... More >>