Media Releases

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...

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes new border levy

14 Oct 2015

A border clearance levy for all visitors arriving in New Zealand has been welcomed by Horticulture New Zealand. The levy, to help pay for increased biosecurity checks at the b...

Good Result Gives Horticulture Room to Grow

06 Oct 2015

The overnight signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal ushers in a new era of trade for New Zealand’s horticulture industry. “We want to congratulate the government...

Young grower talent from Pukekohe wins national title

14 Aug 2015 Young grower talent from Pukekohe wins national title  image

Hamish Gates from Pukekohe was named Young Grower of the Year 2015 last night at the Rydges Latimer in Christchurch. Hamish secured his place at the national competition after...

Recognising Outstanding Commitment to Horticulture’s People

03 Aug 2015 Recognising Outstanding Commitment to Horticulture’s People image

Horticulture New Zealand presented its inaugural President’s Award to lifelong kiwifruit industry supporter and grower Ian Greaves last week. The award was presented to Ian by...