Media Releases

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...

Horticulture New Zealand backs strong stance on stink bugs

16 Feb 2018

Horticulture New Zealand President Julian Raine says the industry is encouraged to hear Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor say he won’t let the brown marmorated stink bug an...

Danni van der Heijden wins 2018 BOP Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition

15 Feb 2018

  - Won five awards as well as grand title - Second place went to Aaron Wright, third to Hamish McKain - Bay of Plenty to be represented by Danni in national competition Danni...

PM’s prize focuses on the value of science in horticulture

13 Feb 2018

The Plant & Food Research team that took on the devastating Psa-V disease and won, are the deserving recipients of the Prime Minister’s top science prize, Horticulture New Zea...

BOP begins battle for Young Fruitgrower of the Year

01 Feb 2018

Battle for the title of BOP Young Fruitgrower of the year to take place at Te Puke A&P show on Saturday, 10 February Speech competition and announcement of winners to take pla...

HortNZ says drought threatens food supply

17 Jan 2018

Water is vital for plants and trees to grow and New Zealand needs to better mitigate droughts that threaten our domestic supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, Horticulture Ne...

Perfect storm brewing for fruit and vegetable supply

02 Nov 2017

A perfect storm is brewing for New Zealand’s supply of healthy fresh fruit and vegetables that could see us unable to feed our growing population with domestically grown produ...