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Innovative horticulture - buying New Zealand grown

29th September 2016

Innovation was front and centre at the citrus growers’ conference and AGM in Gisborne yesterday. Growing the best orange or mandarin is not enough in today’s world. To sell what you grow, and earn a decent return for your fruit, the message is that you need to innovate.

Healthy food for healthy minds

20th February 2017

A recent study has shown that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables in young adults can increase mental health, including increased motivation and vitality.

It’s what’s inside that counts

22nd February 2017

When you buy fruit and vegetables, the way it looks will probably influence your selection; good-looking fruit and vegetables sell for premium prices. But often, even if fruit and vegetables don't look great on the outside, they are just as tasty and nutritious as their better looking cousins.

Erin Atkinson crowned BOP Young Grower of the Year

16th February 2017

Erin Atkinson, 29, Technical Advisor for Apata Group Limited in Te Puke, has been crowned Bay of Plenty’s Young Fruit Grower for 2017 at last night’s special gala dinner in Tauranga.

Waimate grower crowned Central Otago’s young fruit grower

29th May 2017

Ben Geaney from Waimate has emerged victorious against three other entrants to be named Central Otago’s Young Fruit Grower for 2017.

Young Growers prepare for Nelson competition

27th June 2017

Six of Nelson’s best young fruit growers are preparing to compete in next week’s regional young fruit grower competition.

Horticulture New Zealand also threatened on water tax

19th August 2017

Farmers in Ashburton are not the only group that has been threatened by Labour over its water tax, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.

Perfect storm brewing for fruit and vegetable supply

2nd November 2017

A perfect storm is brewing for New Zealand’s supply of healthy fresh fruit and vegetables that could see us unable to feed our growing population with domestically grown produce, a report from Horticulture New Zealand says.