Media Releases

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...

Horticulture ripe for investment

30 Jun 2017

World-wide consumer interest in healthy food, growers being early-adopters of innovation, and rapid growth make horticulture in New Zealand ripe for further investment, says H...

Young Growers prepare for Nelson competition

27 Jun 2017

Six of Nelson’s best young fruit growers are preparing to compete in next week’s regional young fruit grower competition. The competition is an annual event to find Nelson’s b...

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...