29th April 2022 Horticulture / HortNZ
The HortNZ board has decided to not hold a Horticulture Conference in 2022, with regional events set to replace the fixture this year.
Horticulture New Zealand says the government’s decision to boost the cap on the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme would benefit future picking seasons.
Horticulture New Zealand has two vacancies to fill, with two directors set to retire by rotation.
We are as frustrated as anyone about the lack of forethought and planning for the management of Omicron, writes HortNZ’s Nadine Tunley.
Former Horticulture New Zealand chief executive, Mike Chapman, has won the Bledisloe Cup for significant services to horticulture for more than 20 years.
The horticulture and viticulture sectors are breathing a collective sigh of relief at the government’s decision to streamline the entry of seasonal workers from the Pacific.
HortNZ will support “any move to ensure that growers get a better return on their investment, so that they will continue to invest in fruit and vegetable growing meaning New Zealanders can eat healthy, locally produced food”.
The total value of exports reached $4.55bn in the year to March, up 8.3%.
Government policy on freshwater and greenhouse gases must support the horticulture industry and not add unnecessary cost and compliance, according to HortNZ.
The legislation that replaces the Resource Management Act must ensure that New Zealand can sustainably grow fresh, healthy food for domestic consumption, according to Horticulture New Zealand.
The packaging and produce sectors were blindsided by government’s 2023 plastic fruit stickers deadline, warn on costs, complexity.
Horticulture New Zealand is putting resilience and recovery at the centre of its annual conference being held in August this year.
The former New Zealand Apples & Pears chair will take over from Mike Chapman on 14 June.
Horticulture New Zealand is welcoming Horizons Regional Council’s decision to adopt recommendations on its Plan Change 2.
The industry association says horticulture can play a key role in the country’s climate change strategy.
If passed, the legislation would require that all aircrafts entering NZ provide biosecurity information to people onboard by both a video and in writing.
The association fears new housing policy will see productive growing land lost to urban creep.
Access to fruit and vegetables and food security was in the spotlight at Wednesday’s launch of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.
The Commission released its draft advice to the Government on climate change action and is now consulting on it.