A recognition of the critical importance of New Zealand’s security of electricity supply, and of the production of food and the role of horticulture to the economic and social wellbeing of New Zealand.
Extremely wet conditions have made it very difficult to grow vegetables in the past few weeks, especially leafy greens. Gardens are under water, plants have been destroyed by the constant rain and, until it stops raining, the plants will not be able to grow. It is also difficult to harvest root...
As better weather means the supply of vegetables is improving, consumers will be noticing prices are returning to what can be expected for this time of year. The best buys are of course, seasonal vegetables. Leafy greens, being predominantly summer vegetables, will remain in shorter supply and that will keep the price...
The2017 KPMG Agribusiness Agenda: The Recipe for Action, released recently, draws the conclusion that, as lifestyle accelerates, consumers are actively seeking out ways to find products that fit into their lifestyles.
Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s planned increase in grant funding and capital investment towards irrigation and water infrastructure in Budget 2017.
Reacting to today’s statement from Labour on freshwater, and in the absence of any detailed policy to go with that, Horticulture New Zealand says “let’s not do this”.
Principles that have been developed by the HortNZ Board to guide the organisation's input into the development of a policy for the allocation of nutrients to productive land.