Vegetable NZ chairman and Dargaville kumara grower Andre de Bruin describes the way growers and workers adapted during the lockdown as “fantastic”.

The horticulture industry has come out of the Covid-19 lockdown more resilient and with better people management skills.

 
Hort NZ chief executive Mike Chapman. 

Horticulture New Zealand says the findings of the survey confirm that the sector will help drive New Zealand’s post-Covid recovery.

CurraNZ co-founder Fleur Cushman says NZ blackcurrant sales have surged in the UK in the wake of COVID-19.

A UK-based company, believed to be the single biggest exporter of New Zealand blackcurrant product, has seen “very strong” sales as consumers in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic seek healthy dietary supplements.

Produce company Wattie’s says it completed its 24/7 pea and bean harvesting and processing season in Canterbury last Friday (April 17).

More than 12 million mandarins will soon be available across New Zealand, as the season gets underway in Northland.

The importance of continuing to export cannot be underestimated, says New Zealand Apples and Pears chief executive Alan Pollard.

Anyone in the Te Puke area who is fit to work and wants a job can probably have one tomorrow, says Seeka chief executive Michael Franks.

Misinformation is circulating in some media and on social media regarding the role of food in the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus, says United Fresh president Jerry Prendergast.

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