Media Releases

Horticulture Honours Outstanding Industry Contributions

09 Aug 2016

  The New Zealand horticulture industry gave its premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, to Leaderbrand founder and horticulture advocate Murray McPhail last Thursday night. The awa...

Support Fund for Fatal Traffic Accident in Katikati

03 Aug 2016

  Five Tongan kiwifruit workers were involved in a fatal traffic accident while leaving Aongatete Coolstores in Katikati last night.   Horticulture New Zealand President Julia...

Unitary Plan Recommendations Largely Good News for Horticulture

28 Jul 2016

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the independent panel’s recognition that Auckland’s horticulture industry makes a “considerable contribution to the wider economic productivi...

Horticulture Welcomes Biosecurity Review

26 Jul 2016

HortNZ congratulates the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Minister Nathan Guy for undertaking a review of New Zealand’s biosecurity strategy, and the development of B...

Vegetable Grower from Pukekohe Wins National Horticulture Title

21 Jul 2016

Andrew Hutchinson from Pukekohe, Auckland, was crowned Young Grower of the Year at tonight’s awards dinner in his home town. He has been identified by industry leaders as a sh...

Roxburgh Young Grower Places Third in National Horticulture Competition

20 Jul 2016

Jack Gilchrist from Roxburgh has been awarded third place at the Young Grower of the Year annual awards dinner in Pukekohe tonight. Jack, 22, an Assisting Manager at Willowbro...

Bay of Plenty Grower Places Second in National Horticulture Competition

20 Jul 2016

Chris Clement from Bay of Plenty has been awarded second place at the Young Grower of the Year annual awards dinner in Pukekohe tonight. Chris, who works at Apata Group, won t...

Jordan James named Hawke’s Bay’s best fruit grower

11 Jul 2016

Jordan James, 25, from Mr Apple has beaten off tough competition from seven other entrants to be crowned Hawke's Bay's Young Fruitgrower for 2016 at Saturday night's gala dinn...

New Grower Board Members Elected To HortNZ

05 Jul 2016

  Two new grower board members have been elected to the Horticulture New Zealand board.   Northland kiwifruit grower David Kelly has been re-elected for what will be his third...

Young Fruit Growers Compete to be Hawke’s Bay’s Best

30 Jun 2016

Eight young fruit growers from orchards across the Hawke’s Bay are sharpening their secateurs in preparation for next week’s Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competit...