Media Releases

Horticulture exporters gain flexibility from law changes

07 Dec 2016

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority (HEA) Amendment Bill passed late yesterday, says chief executive Mike Chapman. "Clarity around ...

HortNZ says botched Waikato plan a disaster

05 Dec 2016

The Waikato Regional Council (WRC) should withdraw the entire notified Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 to allow full and proper consultation, rather than slicing up th...

HortNZ celebrates 100 years of representing growers

30 Nov 2016

Today, Horticulture New Zealand celebrates 100 years of representing growers, with its foundations in the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation formed in 1916. “Our focus is on ...

Horticulture shows 'spectacular' growth

30 Nov 2016

Horticulture has experienced a spectacular 40 percent growth in export earnings since 2014, according to a new report, with tariffs on exported produce down by 22 percent sinc...

Increase in seasonal workers welcomed

23 Nov 2016

An increase of 1,000 seasonal workers announced by Government today brings some welcome relief to the growing horticulture industry, says Horticulture New Zealand Chief Execut...

Congratulations to Young Horticulturalist of the Year

11 Nov 2016

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates Pukekohe grower Andrew Hutchinson, who was named Young Horticulturalist of the Year at last night’s awards dinner in Auckland. Andrew, ...

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...