Engagement with the New Zealand public is clearly showing their desire to have mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) Horticulture New Zealand told the Primary Production Select Committee at Parliament today.
There is a straightforward formula for growing premium fruit and vegetables: suitable land + adequate water + skilled and reliable labour + the right cultivars = top-notch produce. There are more, but if one of those key ingredients is missing then growing food that attracts a premium is difficult.
NZ First want a bottled water tax, and Labour want to tax primary producers as well as water bottlers. Labour’s stated aim is to clean up our water ways. But there are no details about how, with the policy to be worked out in the first 100 days if they are elected...
Horticulture New Zealand has launched its 2017 Election Manifesto with five key priorities for the new Government, to be elected on 23 September.
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”.
Rain, hail and colder than normal weather will affect the supply of spring vegetables, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.
Horticulture New Zealand’s policy position on fresh water. Outlining Horticulture New Zealand's position on fresh water quantity and quality. It covers the position on water as a resource that needs management, storage, and consent.
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.