Media Releases

Horticulture Welcomes Bruce Wills As New Board Member

21 Jun 2016

Former Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills has been appointed to the position of independent board director for Horticulture New Zealand.   The Hawke’s Bay hill country fa...

Leading Australian Professor Talks Robotics at Horticulture Conference

21 Jun 2016

  The application of automation and robotics in the primary sector will be a hot topic at the New Zealand Horticulture Conference in August.   Professor Salah Sukkarieh is the...

Horticulture Welcomes Decision To Allow Biological Control

20 Jun 2016

                                                                                                        Horticulture New Zealand welcomes a decision by the Environmental Prote...

Bay of Plenty Young Growers Compete to be Region’s Best

15 Jun 2016  Bay of Plenty Young Growers Compete to be Region’s Best image

Six young fruit growers from orchards across the Bay of Plenty are sharpening their pruning shears in preparation for next week’s Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower competition....

Horticulture Supports Primary Sector Skills Funding

13 Jun 2016

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes a new pilot programme which aims to encourage tertiary education providers to work more closely with primary industry. The new programme will...

Roxburgh fruit grower named Central Otago’s best

30 May 2016

  Jack Gilchrist from Roxburgh has beaten off tough competition from four other entrants to be crowned Central Otago’s Young Fruit Grower for 2016. The day-long competition in...

Uncontrolled Urban Sprawl Will Increase Vegetable Prices

19 May 2016

  It’s a simple equation: Auckland spreads its housing into our fruit and vegetable production land = we all pay more for food. Horticulture New Zealand says if more houses ar...

Horticulture New Zealand Feedback Form - Growers

02 May 2016

Please click here to complete the online survey.

Pukekohe grower named New Zealand’s best young vegetable grower

29 Apr 2016 Pukekohe grower named New Zealand’s best young vegetable grower image

Andrew Hutchinson from Pukekohe has beaten off tough competition from three other entrants to be crowned NZ Young Vegetable Grower of 2016. The day-long competition in Christc...

Horticulture Welcomes Dam Progress

28 Apr 2016

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the announcement of the progress made in funding for the Ruataniwha Dam project in Hawke’s Bay.  The horticulture industry is reliant on ...