Media Releases

Country of Origin Labelling a step closer to law

17 Oct 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’ Rig...

Young Grower title goes back to the Bay

23 Aug 2018

After a lengthy battle, Danni van der Heijden was crowned Young Grower of the Year 2018 at an event in Napier last night. Danni, 24, was named the winner after a day-long gaun...

Horticulture levy votes successful

21 Aug 2018

Horticulture groups seeking levy renewals have all had votes of confidence from growers to continue the work of the industry good organisations Horticulture New Zealand, Tomat...

Horticulture signs up to prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy

20 Aug 2018 Horticulture signs up to prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy image

Horticulture today signed up to be part of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy Te Puni Kōkiri Excellence in Māori Farming Award, which recognise excellence in Māori farming. Toda...

Report shows need to protect Pukekohe food hub

14 Aug 2018

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 re...

Young Growers to face off in Napier final

08 Aug 2018

New Zealand’s top young fruit and vegetable growers will compete for the title of Young Grower of the Year in Napier on Wednesday, 22 August. Seven finalists - the most the...

Horticulture holds reduced levy

24 Jul 2018

Horticulture growers voted to keep the levy at its current rate, at the Horticulture New Zealand Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Christchurch today. "Last year, we propose...

Zespri Chair awarded horticulture’s Bledisloe Cup

24 Jul 2018

An outstanding leader in the kiwifruit industry, Peter McBride, accepted horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, at the Horticulture Conference 2018 on Tuesday, 24 J...

Horticulture cautious on Zero Carbon Bill

20 Jul 2018

The horticulture industry says it supports the concept of a Zero Carbon Bill with a 2050 target, provided there are viable alternative production systems and technology develo...

Telling our food story

19 Jul 2018

Horticulture has a fantastic story to tell about the provenance of New Zealand fruit and vegetables and that is the theme of this year’s Horticulture Conference, being held a...