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Saturday 25 June 2022

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HortNZ scraps 2022 annual conference 29th April 2022 /

HortNZ scraps 2022 annual conference

The HortNZ board has decided to not hold a Horticulture Conference in 2022, with regional events set to replace the fixture this year.


RSE cap boost too late for this season – Hort NZ 1st March 2022 /

RSE cap boost too late for this season – Hort NZ

Horticulture New Zealand says the government’s decision to boost the cap on the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme would benefit future picking seasons.


HortNZ director nominations open 24th February 2022 /

HortNZ director nominations open

Horticulture New Zealand has two vacancies to fill, with two directors set to retire by rotation.


Perspectives: It’s hard to stay positive but the future is bright 3rd February 2022 /

Perspectives: It’s hard to stay positive but the future is bright

We are as frustrated as anyone about the lack of forethought and planning for the management of Omicron, writes HortNZ’s Nadine Tunley.


Former HortNZ boss wins Bledisloe Cup 6th August 2021

Former HortNZ boss wins Bledisloe Cup

Former Horticulture New Zealand chief executive, Mike Chapman, has won the Bledisloe Cup for significant services to horticulture for more than 20 years. 


RSE relief for industry, hopes for thousands of seasonal workers… 3rd August 2021 /

RSE relief for industry, hopes for thousands of seasonal workers…

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.


“We support any move to improve grower returns” – HortNZ on ComCom report 30th July 2021 /

“We support any move to improve grower returns” – HortNZ on ComCom report

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”. 


NZ hort value tops $6.7bn in “most bizarre” year – HortNZ 20th July 2021

NZ hort value tops $6.7bn in “most bizarre” year – HortNZ

The total value of exports reached $4.55bn in the year to March, up 8.3%.


HortNZ sees potential GAP in freshwater, carbon changes 19th July 2021

HortNZ sees potential GAP in freshwater, carbon changes

Government policy on freshwater and greenhouse gases must support the horticulture industry and not add unnecessary cost and compliance, according to HortNZ.


RMA replacement must consider food security – HortNZ 6th July 2021

RMA replacement must consider food security – 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.


Plastics ban: A sticky issue for industry 29th June 2021 /

Plastics ban: A sticky issue for industry

The packaging and produce sectors were blindsided by government’s 2023 plastic fruit stickers deadline, warn on costs, complexity.


HortNZ conference to focus on resilience, recovery 13th May 2021

HortNZ conference to focus on resilience, recovery

Horticulture New Zealand is putting resilience and recovery at the centre of its annual conference being held in August this year.


HortNZ appoints Nadine Tunley CEO 5th May 2021 /

HortNZ appoints Nadine Tunley CEO

The former New Zealand Apples & Pears chair will take over from Mike Chapman on 14 June.


HortNZ welcomes council support for vegetable growing 14th April 2021

HortNZ welcomes council support for vegetable growing

Horticulture New Zealand is welcoming Horizons Regional Council’s decision to adopt recommendations on its Plan Change 2.


HortNZ: Incentives, investment needed for low emissions future 6th April 2021

HortNZ: Incentives, investment needed for low emissions future

The industry association says horticulture can play a key role in the country’s climate change strategy.


HortNZ “thrilled” to back biosecurity bill 29th March 2021 /

HortNZ “thrilled” to back biosecurity bill

If passed, the legislation would require that all aircrafts entering NZ provide biosecurity information to people onboard by both a video and in writing.


HortNZ:  Food security just as important as housing 24th March 2021

HortNZ: Food security just as important as housing

The association fears new housing policy will see productive growing land lost to urban creep.


Growers need more support for “vital role” – HortNZ 11th March 2021

Growers need more support for “vital role” – HortNZ

Access to fruit and vegetables and food security was in the spotlight at Wednesday’s launch of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.


HortNZ to discuss Climate Change Commission feedback 10th March 2021

HortNZ to discuss Climate Change Commission feedback

The Commission released its draft advice to the Government on climate change action and is now consulting on it.