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Health and Safety for those uninvited visitors

7th October 2016

There is an endless number of central and local government officials that have right of entry to your orchard and farm; the Council can come and assess compliance with environmental regulations without notice, Immigration can come and make sure your workers are legally entitled to work in New Zealand without notice,...

Workplace safety vital

27th July 2017

The fact that consumers expect 100% perfection from their food producers was a growing trend discussed at the recent Horticulture Conference. Delegates were also told that consumers expect total transparency, so that they can confirm that perfection. Achieving these two market requirements will result in premium pricing and high volume sales for...

Costs upon costs - taxes and penalties

6th September 2017

The old saying goes that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes. In the modern horticulture industry, you could say that the only certain things would be death, taxes, and health and safety penalties.

Horticulture health and safety toolkit launched

25th July 2017

Horticulture New Zealand has teamed up with WorkSafe New Zealand to create a health and safety toolkit specifically designed for horticulture businesses.