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Submission on Pea seed IHS changes

21st March 2017, Biosecurity

Have your say on Samurai wasp

13th April 2018, Biosecurity

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) Council has made an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to release the Samurai wasp in the event of a BMSB incursion in New Zealand.

BMSB is one the biggest biosecurity threats facing New Zealand, and is frequently intercepted at our borders. It has the potential to cause significant economic damage to the horticulture industry, and would become a serious nuisance to home owners.

Food Safety Law Reform Bill Submission

12th March 2015, Grower Support

Horticulture New Zealand, supported by 12 grower groups has made a submission on the Food Safety Law Reform Bill to the Primary Production Select Committee. HortNZ has requested to appear before the select committee to speak to the submission.

Regional Fuel Tax Amendment Bill Submission

24th April 2018, Grower Support

Registering chemicals in New Zealand to be easier

17th November 2016

Earlier this year, Horticulture New Zealand and other primary industry organisations made submissions on a Bill designed to make registration of chemicals more straightforward, without any reduction in the check and balances.

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.

Submission on the Opotiki District Plan

21st November 2016, Natural Resources

Submission made by Horticulture New Zealand to Opotiki District Council 

Submission on Region-Wide Water Quantity - Proposed Plan Change 9 to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan

16th December 2016, Natural Resources

Comments made by Horticulture New Zealand on Region-Wide Water Quantity - Proposed Plan Change 9 to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan

Tax system not broken, so doesn’t need to be fixed

1st May 2018

New Zealand’s tax system is admired for being simple, efficient, and fair, and Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says adding new taxes will undermine this.

Regional fuel tax will add to the cost of food

3rd May 2018

Regional fuel tax legislation, as it stands, is likely to add costs to fresh fruit and vegetables for consumers.

Do we really need another fuel tax?

4th May 2018

Reducing congestion on our main roads and making roads safer is something we all want. How we make that happen is the hard question. A simple solution would be less cars on the road, but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon.