Media Releases

High Profile for New Zealand Horticulture at Asia Fruit Logistica

03 Sep 2014

New Zealand will have a high profile presence at this year’s leading trade event for the fresh produce sector in Asia which runs from September 3 – 5 in Hong Kong. The New Zea...

Northland Fruit Grower Wins National Title

15 Aug 2014

Patrick Malley from Northland was crowned Young Grower of the Year 2014 last night at the Rydges Latimer in Christchurch. Patrick works for Onyx Capital kiwifruit and avocado ...

Freshwater Management Policy Gives Growers Hope

03 Jul 2014

Horticulture New Zealand is looking forward to a time when all regional councils will manage their waterways in the same way, thanks to today’s release of the new National Pol...

Labour’s New Policy Penalises Growing Businesses

01 Jul 2014

Labour’s just announced immigration policy will heavily penalise growing businesses say New Zealand’s horticulture and viticulture industry organisations. Instead of paying ov...

Two New Members to Join HortNZ Board

03 Jun 2014

Horticulture New Zealand’s grower members have elected two new directors to their board. Voting closed on Friday. The two new directors are: Tony Howey, a vegetable and berryf...

Dam Decision – Reflects Lack Of Legislative Balance

21 May 2014

The ability of growers to farm to, or below, the limits over the time frames contained in the Tukituki Catchment Proposal (Ruataniwha) Board of Inquiry draft report will be a ...

Another Fruit Fly Find Threatens New Zealand Horticulture

03 Apr 2014

Horticulture New Zealand says it is unbelievable and unexpected that the country is faced with another Queensland fruit fly detection, so soon after the last one in January. T...

Serious Supermarket Allegations Need to Be Investigated

13 Feb 2014

Horticulture New Zealand believes the serious allegations made by MP Shane Jones regarding supermarket chain Countdown need to be investigated by the Commerce Commission. Hort...

Aussies Buy Local, and That Doesn’t Include Us

07 Feb 2014

Horticulture New Zealand supports Prime Minister John Key’s efforts to raise the subject of the Australian supermarkets’ reluctance to stock processed Kiwi produce with his co...

Fruit Fly Find Means Anxious Wait For Growers

23 Jan 2014

New Zealand’s horticulture industry is collectively holding its breath while it waits to find out if there will be any more Queensland fruit flies found in Northland. The Mini...