Media Releases

HortNZ submits on proposed changes to the Canterbury Land and Water Plan

17 Sep 2019

Horticulture New Zealand’s submission on proposed changes to the Canterbury Land and Water Plan (Plan Change 7) focuses on ensuring commercial vegetable growing can continue i...

HortNZ welcomes temporary work visa changes

17 Sep 2019

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed changes to temporary work visas that simplify the immigration system and recognise that overseas workers play a significant role in indus...

More than 30 Horowhenua growers get behind audited farm environment plans

13 Sep 2019 More than 30 Horowhenua growers get behind audited farm environment plans   image

More than 30 Horowhenua vegetable growers are signing up to audited farm environment plans to prove that they care for the environment and freshwater. At a meeting in Levin la...

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes Government’s freshwater discussion document

05 Sep 2019 Horticulture New Zealand welcomes Government’s freshwater discussion document  image

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the release of Action for healthy waterways – a discussion document on a national direction for freshwater – and will continue its long t...

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes balanced recommendations on the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers

03 Sep 2019 Horticulture New Zealand welcomes balanced recommendations on the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers image

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed a special tribunal’s recommendation that a Water Conversation Order be declined for the lower part of the Ngaruroro River and 7km of the ...

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes Government’s safeguarding of country’s best growing soils

14 Aug 2019 Horticulture New Zealand welcomes Government’s safeguarding of country’s best growing soils image

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s draft National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land, saying it will help ensure that New Zealand can grow its own ...

Bledisloe Cup won by Gisborne horticulture leader, Bill Thorpe

05 Aug 2019 Bledisloe Cup won by Gisborne horticulture leader, Bill Thorpe  image

Horticulture's Bledisloe Cup for 2019 has been won by Gisborne horticulture leader, Bill Thorpe (pictured here with his wife Margaret). The cup celebrates a person who has mad...

Environmental Award won by Sandy and Franz Imlig

05 Aug 2019 Environmental Award won by Sandy and Franz Imlig image

Avocado orchardists, Sandy and Franz Imlig have won the Horticulture New Zealand Environmental Award for 2019.  This award recognises a person, or organisation, that has devel...

Central Otago orchardist Trudi Webb wins Horticulture New Zealand President’s Trophy for 2019

05 Aug 2019 Central Otago orchardist Trudi Webb wins Horticulture New Zealand President’s Trophy for 2019  image

Central Otago orchardist Trudi Webb has won the Horticulture New Zealand President’s Trophy for 2019.  Trudi was presented with her award at the Horticulture Conference 2019 d...

Horticulture New Zealand Life Membership Awards for 2019

05 Aug 2019

Three life Horticulture New Zealand life memberships were awarded at the Horticulture Conference 2019 dinner at Mystery Creek on 1 August.  Life memberships were awarded to Jo...