Media Releases

Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Resigns

31 Mar 2015

Horticulture New Zealand president Julian Raine has accepted the resignation of the organisation’s long-serving chief executive Peter Silcock. “We are sad to see Peter go and ...

HortNZ Welcomes Kiwifruit Industry Supportive Voter Turnout

24 Mar 2015

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the decisive voter turnout for the kiwifruit industry’s Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project. The interim results announced today show huge su...

Growers Ask Cricket Fans to Leave Fruit at Home

27 Feb 2015

New Zealand’s commercial fruit and vegetable growers are asking everyone going to the World Cup Cricket match at Eden Park tomorrow to help smash an unwanted Aussie visitor fo...

HortNZ Urges Focus on Fruit Fly Response

21 Feb 2015

Horticulture New Zealand says the find of additional Queensland fruit flies within the already established protection zone in Auckland is very concerning but not unexpected. A...

Bring Back 100% X-Ray Now Says HortNZ

18 Feb 2015

Horticulture New Zealand wants 100% x-ray of passenger bags reinstated at our international airports, at least until summer ends, following yet another Queensland fruit fly de...

Long Serving Director Steps Down From HortNZ Board

16 Dec 2014 Long Serving Director Steps Down From HortNZ Board image

Horticulture New Zealand foundation director Brian Gargiulo has resigned and Horowhenua greenhouse grower Hayden Armstrong has been co-opted by the board to fill the vacancy. ...

FTAs Bear Fruit for NZ Horticulture in Global Markets

04 Dec 2014

A report released today by the horticulture industry shows tariffs imposed by other countries on our products cost New Zealand’s 5000 commercial growers an average of $36,000 ...

Well Done Patrick! Young Grower Wins Industry Award

14 Nov 2014 Well Done Patrick! Young Grower Wins Industry Award image

Northland kiwifruit and avocado grower Patrick Malley is the toast of all commercial fruit and vegetable growers in the country today. Horticulture New Zealand joins with the ...

High Profile for New Zealand Horticulture at Asia Fruit Logistica

03 Sep 2014

New Zealand will have a high profile presence at this year’s leading trade event for the fresh produce sector in Asia which runs from September 3 – 5 in Hong Kong. The New Zea...

Northland Fruit Grower Wins National Title

15 Aug 2014

Patrick Malley from Northland was crowned Young Grower of the Year 2014 last night at the Rydges Latimer in Christchurch. Patrick works for Onyx Capital kiwifruit and avocado ...