Media Releases

Nominations Open for Horticulture Industry Awards

26 Apr 2016

Horticulture New Zealand is encouraging growers and their associations to make nominations for the four awards to be presented at the industry conference later this year.     ...

Young Pukekohe Vegetable Growers compete to be New Zealand’s best

20 Apr 2016 Young Pukekohe Vegetable Growers compete to be New Zealand’s best image

Three of Pukekohe’s up and coming vegetable growers will be pushing their barrow against New Zealand’s best young vegetable growers to be crowned the winner of the annual New ...

Young Canterbury Vegetable Grower competes to be New Zealand’s best

20 Apr 2016 Young Canterbury Vegetable Grower competes to be New Zealand’s best image

Canterbury’s young vegetable Lincoln Roper will be pushing his barrow against New Zealand’s best young vegetable growers to be crowned the winner of the annual New Zealand You...

Report Shows Strong Future for Organic Products

07 Apr 2016

There’s good news for New Zealand’s organic fruit and vegetable growers in the report released today showing Kiwis are buying more organic product from their local supermarket...

Horticulture Welcomes TPP Signing

04 Feb 2016 Horticulture Welcomes TPP Signing image

New Zealand’s peak body for commercial fruit and vegetable growers, Horticulture New Zealand, has welcomed the official New Zealand signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership ag...

HortNZ Watches Tau Fly Detection Closely

22 Jan 2016

Horticulture New Zealand is closely monitoring the response to the detection of a single male Tau Fly in Manurewa, Auckland. This fly is not considered to be as economically t...

Strawberries On Pav Or Roasted Potatoes For You This Christmas?

18 Dec 2015 Strawberries On Pav Or Roasted Potatoes For You This Christmas? image

A quick unscientific survey of Horticulture New Zealand’s family and friends has revealed strawberries on a pavlova is the favourite use of a fresh fruit or vegetable for Chri...

Growers door knocking to thank Grey Lynn residents

17 Dec 2015 Growers door knocking to thank Grey Lynn residents image

Fruit and vegetable grower representatives will beat the feet across Grey Lynn today to thank more than 300 households for helping save New Zealand’s $6 billion industry from ...

HortNZ Congratulates MPI On Successful Eradication

04 Dec 2015 HortNZ Congratulates MPI On Successful Eradication image

Horticulture New Zealand is pleased to be able to congratulate the Ministry for Primary Industries on its successful eradication of the Queensland fruit fly from the Auckland ...

HortNZ Warns Government Not to ‘Cherry Pick’ LWF Recommendations

27 Nov 2015 HortNZ Warns Government Not to ‘Cherry Pick’ LWF Recommendations image

  Horticulture New Zealand supports the 60 recommendations made in the report released today by the Land and Water Forum. But it does so with stern words of caution for the Go...