Media Releases

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...

Horticulture Presents Awards For Outstanding Industry Contributions

30 Jul 2015 Horticulture Presents Awards For Outstanding Industry Contributions image

The New Zealand horticulture industry gave its premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, to long-serving fruit industry consultant John Wilton, of Hawke’s Bay, on Tuesday night. The a...

HortNZ Hears Consumers Are ‘Taking A Big Bite Out Of The Earth’

24 Jul 2015 HortNZ Hears Consumers Are ‘Taking A Big Bite Out Of The Earth’ image

Read Julian's presentation here. Every meal we eat costs the planet 10 kgs of soil, 800 litres of fresh water and 1.3 litres of diesel fuel. “That’s what it takes to feed the ...

Horticulture’s Best Ever Speaker Programme at #Hort15

09 Jul 2015 Horticulture’s Best Ever Speaker Programme at #Hort15 image

Horticulture New Zealand is proud to host global food assurance organisation GLOBALG.A.P. at its conference this year, along with an impressive line-up of speakers. GLOBALG.A....

Growers Elect Two New Members to HortNZ Board

07 Jul 2015 Growers Elect Two New Members to HortNZ Board image

Horticulture New Zealand’s grower members have elected two new directors to their board. Voting closed on Friday. The two new directors are: John Cook, a kiwifruit grower, fro...

Waimea grower wins Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2015

07 Jul 2015 Waimea grower wins Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2015 image

Waimea grower Canaan Balck has risen above the rest of the field to win the Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2015 title. Six of the best young fruit growers in the Nelson region batt...

Young fruit grower from Katikati wins Bay of Plenty competition

25 Jun 2015 Young fruit grower from Katikati wins Bay of Plenty competition image

A young fruit grower from Katikati secured first place at the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower 2015 competition on Wednesday 24 June. Craig Ward (26), who works as a Technical...