Media Releases

"Unworkable" Environment Court Decision Will Not Be Appealed

28 Apr 2015 "Unworkable" Environment Court Decision Will Not Be Appealed image

An unworkable and economically damaging recent Environment Court decision will not be challenged by Horticulture New Zealand because of the cost and time involved. The court’s...

Horticulture Production Exceeds $7 Billion

24 Apr 2015 Horticulture Production Exceeds $7 Billion image

New Zealand’s horticultural production has exceeded $7 billion for the first time, according to the latest edition of the industry statistics publication Fresh Facts. In the y...

Pukekohe Grower Named New Zealand's Best Young Vegetable Grower

17 Apr 2015 Pukekohe Grower Named New Zealand's Best Young Vegetable Grower image

Hamish Gates from Pukekohe has beaten off tough competition from four other entrants to be crowned New Zealand Young Vegetable Grower 2015. The day-long competition in Pukekoh...

Shop Smarter, Shop In Season

16 Apr 2015 Shop Smarter, Shop In Season image

Figures released by Statistics New Zealand today prove what Horticulture New Zealand has always said; when you shop in season, you are shopping smarter and saving money. The f...

Young Vegetable Growers compete to be New Zealand’s best

10 Apr 2015

New Zealand’s best young vegetable growers will be pushing their barrow to be crowned the winner of the annual New Zealand Young Vegetable Grower Competition. Competitors will...

Don't Muddy the Water

02 Apr 2015

Horticulture New Zealand is delighted to have the go-ahead to start an $800,000 project to measure the effect of best management practice for soils on farms. The project title...

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...