Media Releases

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...

Process vegetable industry signs up to GIA

11 Jun 2018

Today, Horticulture New Zealand signed a Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response on behalf of Process Vegetables New Zealand (PVNZ). PVNZ c...

Horticulture supports action plan for water quality

05 Jun 2018

With the communication tools available today, consumers are able to access information about the origin of their food and make buying decisions based on how food producers sho...

New directors elected to Horticulture New Zealand Board

01 Jun 2018

Horticulture New Zealand’s Board welcomes new director Bernadine Guilleux and re-elected director Mike Smith, after four well-qualified candidates contested two vacant roles ...

We should value our workers, says 2018’s Central Otago Young Fruit Grower

25 May 2018

Hamish Darling from Moorpark and Mulberry Orchard, Cromwell has been named Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year, following a day of intense competition in Cromwell to...

Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

22 May 2018

Six of Central Otago’s young fruit growers will face off in the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition in Cromwell on Friday, 25 May. The champion will prog...

Twice the talent; bumper crop of winners from Young Vegetable Grower

18 May 2018

For the first time in the competition’s history, there are two winners of the Young Vegetable Grower of the Year competition: Esteban Ibanez and Gurjant Singh. The day-long c...

Vegetable industry cultivates healthy competition

15 May 2018

Four of the finest young vegetable growers in New Zealand will go toe-to-toe in the Young Vegetable Grower of the Year competition in Christchurch on Friday, 18 May. The cham...

Regional fuel tax will add to the cost of food

03 May 2018

Regional fuel tax legislation, as it stands, is likely to add costs to fresh fruit and vegetables for consumers. Today, Horticulture New Zealand spoke to the Finance and Expen...

Tax system not broken, so doesn’t need to be fixed

01 May 2018

New Zealand’s tax system is admired for being simple, efficient, and fair, and Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says adding new taxes will undermine this....