Media Releases

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. ...

Horticulture magazine wins international award

27 Jul 2017

Horticulture New Zealand’s magazine for commercial vegetable growers, NZ Grower, has won an international award for its front cover illustration. One of more than 400 entries ...

Horticulture health and safety toolkit launched

25 Jul 2017

Horticulture New Zealand has teamed up with WorkSafe New Zealand to create a health and safety toolkit specifically designed for horticulture businesses. "Managing health and ...

Bledisloe Cup for kiwifruit industry leader

14 Jul 2017

An outstanding leader in the kiwifruit industry, Peter Ombler was given horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, at the Horticulture Conference 2017 on Thursday, 13 Ju...

The story of fresh fruit and vegetables – from the seed to your plate

13 Jul 2017

 A video showing the story of New Zealand’s fresh fruit and vegetables, from the seed through to food on a plate, was launched by Horticulture New Zealand today. “New Zealand ...

Horticulture growers to vote on levy reduction

11 Jul 2017

A levy reduction for commercial fruit and vegetable growers will be voted on at tomorrow’s Horticulture New Zealand Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Tauranga, says Horticulture...

Budding Tasman orchardist crowned Nelson’s young fruit grower

08 Jul 2017

Ralph Bastian from Appleby has emerged victorious against five other entrants to be named Nelson’s Young Fruit Grower for 2017. The day-long competition at Hoddy’s Orchard, in...

Jordan James named 2017 HB Young Fruitgrower of the Year

01 Jul 2017

The Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers’ Association is thrilled to announce that Jordan James is the 2017 winner of the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition. Jordan, an...