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Budding Tasman orchardist crowned Nelson’s young fruit grower

08 Jul 2017

Ralph Bastian from Appleby has emerged victorious against five other entrants to be named Nelson’s Young Fruit Grower for 2017. The day-long competition at Hoddy’s Orchard, in...

Jordan James named 2017 HB Young Fruitgrower of the Year

01 Jul 2017

The Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers’ Association is thrilled to announce that Jordan James is the 2017 winner of the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition. Jordan, an...

Horticulture ripe for investment

30 Jun 2017

World-wide consumer interest in healthy food, growers being early-adopters of innovation, and rapid growth make horticulture in New Zealand ripe for further investment, says H...

Young Growers prepare for Nelson competition

27 Jun 2017

Six of Nelson’s best young fruit growers are preparing to compete in next week’s regional young fruit grower competition. The competition is an annual event to find Nelson’s b...

Creating a life outside the wire in horticulture

20 Jun 2017

Horticulture New Zealand national seasonal labour coordinator Jerf van Beek today told a breakfast function in Wellington, hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the...

Waimate grower crowned Central Otago’s young fruit grower

29 May 2017

Ben Geaney from Waimate has emerged victorious against three other entrants to be named Central Otago’s Young Fruit Grower for 2017. The day-long competition in Cromwell on Fr...

Momentum building for mandatory CoOL

25 May 2017

Engagement with the New Zealand public is clearly showing their desire to have mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) Horticulture New Zealand told the Primary Productio...

Irrigation investment first step towards food security

18 May 2017

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s planned increase in grant funding and capital investment towards irrigation and water infrastructure in Budget 2017. Of the ...

Pukekohe grower wins New Zealand’s best young vegetable grower

12 May 2017

Scott Wilcox from Pukekohe has emerged victorious against six other entrants to be named New Zealand’s Young Vegetable Grower of 2017. Scott continues AS Wilcox’s winning stre...

US food guru to speak at horticulture conference

27 Apr 2017

American food and agribusiness guru Roland Fumasi has today been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the Horticulture Conference 2017, on 14 July in Tauranga. "Roland...