Media Releases

HortNZ Urges Focus on Fruit Fly Response

21 Feb 2015

Horticulture New Zealand says the find of additional Queensland fruit flies within the already established protection zone in Auckland is very concerning but not unexpected. A...

Bring Back 100% X-Ray Now Says HortNZ

18 Feb 2015

Horticulture New Zealand wants 100% x-ray of passenger bags reinstated at our international airports, at least until summer ends, following yet another Queensland fruit fly de...

Long Serving Director Steps Down From HortNZ Board

16 Dec 2014 Long Serving Director Steps Down From HortNZ Board image

Horticulture New Zealand foundation director Brian Gargiulo has resigned and Horowhenua greenhouse grower Hayden Armstrong has been co-opted by the board to fill the vacancy. ...

FTAs Bear Fruit for NZ Horticulture in Global Markets

04 Dec 2014

A report released today by the horticulture industry shows tariffs imposed by other countries on our products cost New Zealand’s 5000 commercial growers an average of $36,000 ...

Well Done Patrick! Young Grower Wins Industry Award

14 Nov 2014 Well Done Patrick! Young Grower Wins Industry Award image

Northland kiwifruit and avocado grower Patrick Malley is the toast of all commercial fruit and vegetable growers in the country today. Horticulture New Zealand joins with the ...

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...