Media Releases

New Zealanders want country of origin labelling on fruit and veges

09 Mar 2017

More than 70 percent of New Zealanders want mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) for fruit and vegetables, a joint Consumer NZ and Horticulture New Zealand survey show...

Tairāwhiti labour force funding good news for horticulture

01 Mar 2017

Funding of $1.8 million, announced yesterday by the Government to grow the skills and capability of Tairāwhiti’s regional labour force, is good news for horticulture, says Hor...

Waikato Regional Council stonewalls on plan change action

27 Feb 2017

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says he is disappointed by the Waikato Regional Council’s (WRC) delay tactics around a judicial review by six organisatio...

Horticulture welcomes clean water plans

23 Feb 2017

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes today’s Clean Water launch by the Government, says chief executive Mike Chapman. "Water is, of course, the lifeblood of horticulture and our ...

Erin Atkinson crowned BOP Young Grower of the Year

16 Feb 2017

Erin Atkinson, 29, Technical Advisor for Apata Group Limited in Te Puke, has been crowned Bay of Plenty’s Young Fruit Grower for 2017 at last night’s special gala dinner in Ta...

Judicial review sought by horticulture and farmers

15 Dec 2016

Six organisations representing horticulture growers and farmers in the Waikato today filed an application in the Hamilton High Court for a judicial review regarding a decision...

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...