This Act is designed to both help New Zealand exporters gain market traction in developing markets, and to hold market share in developed markets. It has been an important tool assisting the growth of horticulture in key markets. The products that come under this system are avocados, blackcurrants, buttercup squash, chestnuts, kiwifruit...
Every two years a report is released setting out the barriers to horticultural exports out of New Zealand. In the latest report, released on 30 November, the following data is presented:
Many commentators are predicting a tough year for our primary sector exports, and even a decline in returns. This is an easy prediction to make, considering the global repercussions of Brexit and President Trump's policies.
This week, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy addressed the Te Hono Summit (a one-day event aimed at sharing ideas and driving growth in the primary sector) with the question, how can New Zealand double our export value by 2025?
Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority (HEA) Amendment Bill passed late yesterday, says chief executive Mike Chapman.
Robots are making a difference in fruit and vegetable pack houses already, as seen in the above picture. This trend will continue.
The Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are currently holding public meetings around New Zealand, explaining our trade agenda through the Government’s recently released Trade Agenda 2030: securing our place in the world. This is a great initiative, designed to explain to New Zealanders the importance of trade, and...
Here in New Zealand, we grow some of the highest-quality produce in the world. But, if you can’t get it to the consumer, what’s the point in growing it?
Seeing another country’s vegetable growing industry first hand is not only fascinating, but it gives a point for comparison with our industry in New Zealand.
The growing tensions between the United States and China are casting an ominous shadow over world trade. The risks are now becoming the subject of frequent commentary in mainstream media, with reports telling of the jostling for position between these two world powers.
The Reserve Bank is currently consulting on a proposal to get New Zealand banks to hold more funds. This would reduce the risk of banks failing so that, in the event of a ‘run on the bank’, there would be enough funds keep the bank operating.