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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 >>

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 >>