The association fears new housing policy will see productive growing land lost to urban creep.
“Hundreds of millions of dollars of losses for apple, wine and other growers was a near certainty.”
The party’s leader David Seymour says the government should work with the region’s horticulturists.
The Australian government says it will give Kiwi workers $2000 to take up a short-term contract there.
The party pledges support for the food sector including help to modernise the fishing industry.