Media Releases

Water tax still on the table, but detail still missing

14 Sep 2017

While Labour has released some more detail about its tax plans today, water tax remains on the table to be introduced in its first term in Government and critical detail aroun...

Wild spring weather will affect vegetable supply

13 Sep 2017

Rain, hail and colder than normal weather will affect the supply of spring vegetables, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. “Our growers are telling us ...

Science and technology the answer to water quality

11 Sep 2017

Using science and technology to inform sustainable farming practices and reduce adverse environmental impacts will have better outcomes than taxes will, Horticulture New Zeala...

Horticulture New Zealand also threatened on water tax

19 Aug 2017

Farmers in Ashburton are not the only group that has been threatened by Labour over its water tax, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. “I was not surpr...

Bay of Plenty woman wins Young Grower of the Year

18 Aug 2017

The future of our $5.6 billion horticultural industry is in excellent hands as shown by the talent of this year’s Young Grower of the Year: Erin Atkinson of Te Puke.  Erin Atk...

Horticulture New Zealand responds to scaremongering claims

14 Aug 2017

Reacting to claims yesterday from Labour’s water tax spokesperson David Parker that its level of “scaremongering around this would make Donald Trump blush”, Horticulture New Z...

Horticulture says “let’s not do this”

09 Aug 2017

Reacting to today’s statement from Labour on freshwater, and in the absence of any detailed policy to go with that, Horticulture New Zealand says “let’s not do this”. “Extra c...

Horticulture election manifesto asks for land and water protection

08 Aug 2017

Horticulture New Zealand has launched its 2017 Election Manifesto with five key priorities for the new Government, to be elected on 23 September. “Keeping unique growing land ...

Horticulture welcomes funding for water protection project

08 Aug 2017

Government funding for a nationwide project to better protect waterways, by measuring and managing nitrogen on cropping farms, has been welcomed by Horticulture New Zealand. T...

Young Grower of the Year decided next week

07 Aug 2017

The winner of the New Zealand Young Vegetable Grower and four regional Young Fruit Grower winners will compete next week for the national title Young Grower of the Year 2017. ...