Fruit and vegetable prices increased almost 9% in the year ending December 2020, boosting overall food price inflation to 2.9%, Stats NZ announced today.
Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) chief executive Stu Hutchings has announced he will leave the organisation in April to take up the role of chief biosecurity officer at Biosecurity New Zealand.
Central Otago cherry growers have been dealt another blow, with heavy rain earlier this month causing major damage to matured fruit.
T&G Global are predicting that their Envy apple will become a billion-dollar brand by 2025.
Hawke's Bay Regional Council says a $14,000 fine for an orchard that allowed an illegal agrichemical spray drift sends a strong signal to the horticulture sector that poor practice will not be tolerated.
Strawberry prices fell 43% in November 2020 as Covid-19 border restrictions reduced exports, Stats NZ said.
Horticulture business LeaderBrand has bought the remaining 50% of South Auckland-based Sutherland Produce.
Summerfruit NZ is thanking New Zealand for its response to the call for help with this season’s harvest.
A former Bay of Plenty kiwifruit labour contractor and its former owner have been ordered to pay $276,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for exploiting six migrant workers.
New Zealand horticultural specialist Hortinvest and Ardgour Station have established a limited partnership to produce apricots and cherries for export in early 2023.
A new charity has been launched to get fresh fruit and vegetables to Kiwis in need.
Applications are now open for the 2021 Bay of Plenty Young Grower Competition.
The government has announced that 2,000 experienced seasonal workers from the Pacific will be allowed into New Zealand in the new year.
The New Zealand Avocado Growers’ Association (NZAGA) announced their new chair will be Linda Flegg.
The winner of the inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award 2020 is Te Kaha 15B Hineora Orchard.
Hastings District Council has given the government a plan to address the seasonal labour shortage faced by the horticulture and viticulture sectors due to Covid-19.
The last of New Zealand kiwifruit industry’s 2020 crop has been shipped overseas, capping another strong season.
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Australia and New Zealand’s fresh produce industry needs supply chains that have high levels of trust and transparency for it to experience greater success.
Irrigation is essential in growing high yielding quality produce.
Local horticulture company T&G Fresh has teamed up with one of the world’s leading strawberry breeding companies to provide New Zealanders with year-round strawberries.
A crowd of more than 150 people turned out at a recent field day at Ngai Tukairangi Trust’s kiwifruit orchard at Matapihi on the outskirts of Tauranga.
New Zealand's kiwifruit industry is on alert following reports of a mystery disease that is sweeping through Italian orchards.
Finalists in the inaugural Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award 2020 have been told that one of the big challenges is increasing the number of young Māori in leadership roles in the horticultural sector.