Media Releases

Vegetable industry cultivates healthy competition

15 May 2018

Four of the finest young vegetable growers in New Zealand will go toe-to-toe in the Young Vegetable Grower of the Year competition in Christchurch on Friday, 18 May. The cham...

Regional fuel tax will add to the cost of food

03 May 2018

Regional fuel tax legislation, as it stands, is likely to add costs to fresh fruit and vegetables for consumers. Today, Horticulture New Zealand spoke to the Finance and Expen...

Tax system not broken, so doesn’t need to be fixed

01 May 2018

New Zealand’s tax system is admired for being simple, efficient, and fair, and Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says adding new taxes will undermine this....

Four vie for Horticulture New Zealand Board

01 May 2018

Four candidates will vie for two positions on the Horticulture New Zealand Board as elections open today, with voting closing on 28 May 2018. “We haven’t had such a strong con...

Biosecurity intelligence team a good move

30 Apr 2018

Providing earlier warning of biosecurity risks by establishing a biosecurity intelligence team within government is a good idea, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive ...

Let’s protect our valuable soils, says Horticulture New Zealand

19 Apr 2018

The need to protect New Zealand’s best soils for growing healthy fresh fruit and vegetables is clear in the Our land 2018 report released today, says Horticulture New Zealand ...

Employment law plans could destroy trust and not fit for this era

29 Mar 2018

Proposed employment law changes are a step backwards, and could destroy trust relationships between employers and employees and result in lower productivity, the horticulture ...

Access to labour critical to horticulture’s growth

16 Mar 2018

Horticulture is growing rapidly and demand for workers is higher than the number of people available, says Mike Chapman, chief executive of Horticulture New Zealand. "We need ...

Access to Japan big win for horticulture in CPTPP

09 Mar 2018

Access to Japan for New Zealand fruit is one of the big wins for horticulture from today’s signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific (CPTPP), sa...

Bug’s impact on horticulture devastating, report says

27 Feb 2018

An economic report, released today, says if the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) establishes in New Zealand it would dramatically impact New Zealand’s gross domestic product...