Media Releases

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...

Matt Gomm named first Gisborne Young Fruit Grower

13 Jul 2018

Matt Gomm, orchard leader at the Burnside Trust, has been named as the first ever Gisborne Young Fruit Grower of the Year at a gala awards dinner on Thursday night. Some of t...

Inaugural Gisborne Young Grower contest this Thursday

10 Jul 2018

Some of the best young horticulturalists in Gisborne will compete in the first Gisborne Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition, to be held in Waerengaahika on Thursday, 1...

"A fantastic experience" - Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018

06 Jul 2018

Dillon Peterson of Hoddys Fruit Co has prevailed against five other entrants to be named Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018 at an event in Richmond on Friday night. The day-long c...

Nelson's best young grower decided this Friday

05 Jul 2018

Six of Nelson’s top young orchardists will vie for the title of Nelson Young Fruit Grower of the Year in Richmond this Friday, 6 July. The champion will progress to the Young ...

Horticulture New Zealand asks growers to renew funding

02 Jul 2018

Horticulture New Zealand’s Board is asking growers to vote to renew the levy funding that keeps the organisation going, with voting papers going out today. A levy rate of 14 c...

The best in the Bay

30 Jun 2018

Lisa Arnold, an orchard operations assistant at Bostock NZ has emerged victorious against seven other entrants to be named Hawke’s Bay’s Young Fruit Grower of 2018. The compet...

Confusion reigns on fuel tax

27 Jun 2018

Confusion reigns after Labour passed its Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) law yesterday, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman. "This tax comes into force in Auckl...

Record entries for Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower competition

22 Jun 2018

Eight of Hawke’s Bay’s top young horticulturists will face off in the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition in Napier on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June. This y...