Media Releases

Funding approved for stream restoration project

18 Oct 2016

Horticulture New Zealand has assisted Pukekohe vegetable growers to get funding for riparian plantings along the waterways that feed into the Waikato River. Through the Waikat...

Journalism award winner congratulated on covering key issues

15 Oct 2016

Country Life host Susan Murray was presented with the Horticulture New Zealand Journalism Award at a gala event last night. The New Zealand Guild of Agriculture Journalists an...

Law makers asked not to “reinvent the wheel”

13 Oct 2016

Law makers were asked not to “reinvent the wheel” when Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman, and senior business managers Richard Palmer and Matthew Dolan, ap...

Access to food essential for better urban planning

04 Oct 2016

  Access to staples of the New Zealand food basket, such as carrots, potatoes, onions and leafy greens, must be a consideration on the table in urban planning, says Horticultu...

Horticulture Honours Outstanding Industry Contributions

09 Aug 2016

  The New Zealand horticulture industry gave its premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, to Leaderbrand founder and horticulture advocate Murray McPhail last Thursday night. The awa...

Support Fund for Fatal Traffic Accident in Katikati

03 Aug 2016

  Five Tongan kiwifruit workers were involved in a fatal traffic accident while leaving Aongatete Coolstores in Katikati last night.   Horticulture New Zealand President Julia...

Unitary Plan Recommendations Largely Good News for Horticulture

28 Jul 2016

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the independent panel’s recognition that Auckland’s horticulture industry makes a “considerable contribution to the wider economic productivi...

Horticulture Welcomes Biosecurity Review

26 Jul 2016

HortNZ congratulates the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Minister Nathan Guy for undertaking a review of New Zealand’s biosecurity strategy, and the development of B...

Vegetable Grower from Pukekohe Wins National Horticulture Title

21 Jul 2016

Andrew Hutchinson from Pukekohe, Auckland, was crowned Young Grower of the Year at tonight’s awards dinner in his home town. He has been identified by industry leaders as a sh...

Roxburgh Young Grower Places Third in National Horticulture Competition

20 Jul 2016

Jack Gilchrist from Roxburgh has been awarded third place at the Young Grower of the Year annual awards dinner in Pukekohe tonight. Jack, 22, an Assisting Manager at Willowbro...