Media Releases

Young fruit growers to battle for regional title

29 May 2015

Nine top young fruit growers will vie for the title of best grower in the region at this year’s Hawke’s Bay Young Fruit Grower competition. Competitors will be put to the test...

Young fruit grower from Cromwell wins first Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition

28 May 2015 Young fruit grower from Cromwell wins first Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition image

A young fruit grower from Cromwell has secured first place at the inaugural Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year 2015 competition on Wednesday 27 May. James Huffadine,...

Finally Visitors Will Pay To Help Protect Our Environment

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Horticulture New Zealand is delighted visitors to New Zealand will finally have to pay a share of the costs associated with protecting our nation’s borders. “The border cleara...

Top talent to vie for first Central Otago Young Fruit Grower 2015 title

18 May 2015

Some of New Zealand’s best young fruit growers will battle it out to win the inaugural Central Otago Young Fruit Grower 2015 competition next week. The competition, the first ...

Horticulture New Zealand Expands Leadership Programme

11 May 2015

Horticulture New Zealand has increased the number of places it offers on its highly regarded industry Leadership Programme this year. The programme runs a selection process ev...

New Zealand Horticulture Takes Conference To Samoa

30 Apr 2015 New Zealand Horticulture Takes Conference To Samoa image

This year’s Recognised Seasonal Employer Conference is in Samoa, the first time the conference has been held in an RSE partner nation. The conference, on July 9 – 11 in Apia, ...

"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

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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...