Media Releases

Horticulture industry needs faster approvals from the EPA

23 Jul 2019

Horticulture New Zealand says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to speed up its approval of crop protection products, particularly those that are the most enviro...

Response to ICCC and the Government's consultation

16 Jul 2019 Response to ICCC and the Government's consultation  image

Horticulture New Zealand supports a unified primary sector response to climate change.  HortNZ has played a key role in coordinating the primary sector’s alternative proposal,...

Winner of Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced

12 Jul 2019 Winner of Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced image

Sam Tietjen has won the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019.  Sam will go on to represent the fruit and vegetable sectors at the Young Grower of the Yea...

Strong female voice at the Horticulture Conference 2019

10 Jul 2019 Strong female voice at the Horticulture Conference 2019 image

The great women speakers at Our Food Future, the Horticulture Conference 2019 will offer delegates a wide range of critical perspectives on horticulture, now and in the future...

Jono Sutton wins Nelson Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019

08 Jul 2019 Jono Sutton wins Nelson Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019 image

Jono Sutton has won the Nelson Young Fruitgrower of the Year for 2019.  He will go on to represent the fruit and vegetable sectors at the Young Grower of the Year competition ...

Latest technology to be demonstrated at the Horticulture Conference 2019

04 Jul 2019 Latest technology to be demonstrated at the Horticulture Conference 2019 image

Asparagus harvesting 'robot'  Technology that will help fruit and vegetable growers now and in the future will be demonstrated at Our Food Future, the Horticulture Conference ...

Winner of Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced

01 Jul 2019 Winner of Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower for 2019 announced image

Regan Judd has won the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition for 2019. Regan fought off seven other contestants to win the title.  He will represent Hawke's Ba...

New appointed director for Horticulture New Zealand Board

12 Jun 2019

Horticulture New Zealand’s Board has appointed Dr Bruce Campbell, of Tai Tokerau Northland, as an appointed director. Dr Campbell is experienced in governance, innovation, ta...

New directors elected to Horticulture New Zealand Board

30 May 2019 New directors elected to Horticulture New Zealand Board image

Horticulture New Zealand’s Board welcomes re-elected directors Barry O’Neil (pictured above, left) and Hugh Ritchie, as well as new director Kathryn de Bruin, after four candi...

Kurow orchardist takes home Central Otago Young Grower title

24 May 2019

Ellen Watt from Waitaki Orchards, Kurow, has been named the Central Otago Young Fruitgrower of the Year, following a day-long competition in Cromwell today. The competition sa...