Having two sets of rules never works – it is divisive, and always leaves someone feeling disadvantaged. So HortNZ was surprised and disappointed when we learned the Waikato Regional Council (WRC) was slicing out an area previously covered by its notified Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1, to allow consultation...
In a speech given on 23 January in Auckland, ACT Leader and MP for Epsom David Seymour stated:
Horticulture New Zealand has assisted Pukekohe vegetable growers to get funding for riparian plantings along the waterways that feed into the Waikato River.
Horticulture New Zealand congratulates Pukekohe grower Andrew Hutchinson, who was named Young Horticulturalist of the Year at last night’s awards dinner in Auckland.
Scott Wilcox from Pukekohe has emerged victorious against six other entrants to be named New Zealand’s Young Vegetable Grower of 2017.
Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s planned increase in grant funding and capital investment towards irrigation and water infrastructure in Budget 2017.
In the Auckland City environs, there is a lot of land south of the city classified as class 1. The rich volcanic soils of Pukekohe, Tuakau, and Pukekawa are not seen elsewhere in New Zealand, and are ideally suited to growing vegetables.
Yesterday, the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand released the Our Land 2018 report which provides pertinent data about the state of land in New Zealand. The report highlights the importance of land to New Zealand’s continued economic prosperity, as our two top export earners, primary production and...
A lettuce costing $5.54 – 58 percent more than today – and a big economic hit to Auckland could be the case if the value of fruit and vegetable production in Pukekohe isn’t recognised, a report released at a function at Parliament today finds.
It’s time to act on food security New Zealand. We cannot take for granted that our fruit and vegetable growers can continue to feed New Zealand, as well as generate increasing export returns to benefit the economy. We need to take a strategic and measured assessment of where we grow our...