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Less regulation – no need to reinvent the wheel

14th October 2016

As the voice of growers in Wellington, Horticulture New Zealand represents your views when new rules and laws are being made by the Government. The issue with some rules and laws is that one size does not necessarily fit all and our job is to ensure the interests of horticulture...

Law makers asked not to “reinvent the wheel”

13th October 2016

Law makers were asked not to “reinvent the wheel” when Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman, and senior business managers Richard Palmer and Matthew Dolan, appeared before the Primary Production Select Committee at Parliament today.

The long arm of competition law

8th January 2018

Yes, there is a branch of law called competition law. Simply put, its aim is to make sure consumers get the best price, by making sure companies compete with each other in the fullest possible way. It applies not only to companies, but to the key decision makers in the companies...

Know your food

1st June 2018

Consumer trend reports show that when consumers are asked to pay a premium price for their food, those consumers want to know why it’s worth it; namely, where and how that food was grown. But New Zealand law hasn’t quite caught up with this. 

Employment relations the new frontier

13th June 2018

This Government has launched reviews of education and tax, plus it has created a new Climate Change Commission. It has also announced a shake-up of workplace laws. The education review is timely. More work on climate change is inevitable.

Horticulture cautious on Zero Carbon Bill

20th July 2018

Horticulture New Zealand has made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on its Our Climate Your Say discussion paper for the Zero Carbon Bill. The submission is supported by Katikati Fruitgrowers Association Incorporated, Tomatoes New Zealand Incorporated, Potatoes New Zealand Incorporated, Vegetables New Zealand Incorporated, New Zealand Kiwifruit...

Join the campaign to Fix the Bill

9th July 2018

Two Bills before Parliament will radically change how employment law operates in New Zealand. Both Bills are designed to increase the influence of unions and to change how the workforce interacts with employers. Horticulture New Zealand has recommended that neither of these Bills be made law and has made submissions on them. ...

Country of Origin Labelling a step closer to law

17th October 2018

Horticulture New Zealand is thrilled that mandatory Country of Origin labelling for fruit and vegetables got a step closer today, with the second reading of the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill passing in Parliament.