Media Releases

Creating a life outside the wire in horticulture

20 Jun 2017

Horticulture New Zealand national seasonal labour coordinator Jerf van Beek today told a breakfast function in Wellington, hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the...

Waimate grower crowned Central Otago’s young fruit grower

29 May 2017

Ben Geaney from Waimate has emerged victorious against three other entrants to be named Central Otago’s Young Fruit Grower for 2017. The day-long competition in Cromwell on Fr...

Momentum building for mandatory CoOL

25 May 2017

Engagement with the New Zealand public is clearly showing their desire to have mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) Horticulture New Zealand told the Primary Productio...

Irrigation investment first step towards food security

18 May 2017

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s planned increase in grant funding and capital investment towards irrigation and water infrastructure in Budget 2017. Of the ...

Pukekohe grower wins New Zealand’s best young vegetable grower

12 May 2017

Scott Wilcox from Pukekohe has emerged victorious against six other entrants to be named New Zealand’s Young Vegetable Grower of 2017. Scott continues AS Wilcox’s winning stre...

US food guru to speak at horticulture conference

27 Apr 2017

American food and agribusiness guru Roland Fumasi has today been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the Horticulture Conference 2017, on 14 July in Tauranga. "Roland...

New Zealanders get closer to being CoOL

12 Apr 2017

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates the Government on listening to the people and passing the first reading of the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill...

Horticulture's rapid export growth reliant on sound trade policy

24 Mar 2017

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says to continue its rapid growth, horticulture needs good trade policy, and he welcomes today’s announcement from the Go...

New Zealanders want country of origin labelling on fruit and veges

09 Mar 2017

More than 70 percent of New Zealanders want mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) for fruit and vegetables, a joint Consumer NZ and Horticulture New Zealand survey show...

Tairāwhiti labour force funding good news for horticulture

01 Mar 2017

Funding of $1.8 million, announced yesterday by the Government to grow the skills and capability of Tairāwhiti’s regional labour force, is good news for horticulture, says Hor...