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What you need to know about Regional Fuel Tax

3rd July 2018

From 1 July 2018, regional fuel tax (RFT) of 10 cents/litre plus GST will be applied to petrol, diesel and their bio-variants, delivered to the Auckland region. This will affect your on and off-road vehicles and machinery powered by these fuels. Horticulture New Zealand is working on your behalf to create...

Congratulations to Young Horticulturalist of the Year

11th November 2016

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates Pukekohe grower Andrew Hutchinson, who was named Young Horticulturalist of the Year at last night’s awards dinner in Auckland.

Let the soil do the talking

22nd November 2017

In the Auckland City environs, there is a lot of land south of the city classified as class 1. The rich volcanic soils of Pukekohe, Tuakau, and Pukekawa are not seen elsewhere in New Zealand, and are ideally suited to growing vegetables.

Confusion reigns on fuel tax

27th June 2018

"This tax comes into force in Auckland on Sunday, yet there is no system in place for off-road ‘behind the farm gate’ vehicles and machinery used by the 441 fruit and vegetable growers in Auckland that we represent," Chapman says.