Friday, 08 November 2019 11:55

Hort export figures challenged

Horticulture's export revenue growth is likely to be about 10% in the current financial year – not the 3.8% forecast by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 November 2019 09:55

More RSE workers still needed

HortNZ says the Government is moving in the right direction with its increase in recognised seasonal employers (RSE) workers.

Published in General News
Friday, 13 September 2019 11:37

Scheme a benefit all round

The worker scheme known as Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) last year benefitted the Pacific Islands by at least $50 million, says Horticulture New Zealand (HNZ).

Published in General News
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 10:55

Technology to the fore

New technologies on the horizon were the focus of the recent Horticulture Conference 2019, says HortNZ chief executive Mike Chapman.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:55

Spray delays costly

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is unapologetic in the face of criticism by Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) that it needs to speed up its approval of crop protection products.

Published in General News

Horticulture NZ says that the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill needs to be amended to include all the Paris Agreement, including safeguarding food production.

Published in General News

Technology to help fruit and vegetable growers now and in the future will be demonstrated at the Horticulture Conference in Hamilton later this month.

Published in General News
Thursday, 04 April 2019 13:43

More water storage needed — HortNZ

The lesson out of the drought this year is that water storage is critical for the prosperity of New Zealand pastoral farms or fruit and vegetable businesses, says Horticulture NZ chief executive Mike Chapman.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:27

Magical thinking

While we're on the topic of a higher minimum wage, Horticulture NZ chief Mike Chapman is a clear thinker on this, cutting through the bulldust coming out of Wellington.

Published in Milking It
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 10:23

Vertical farming not a threat

Vertical farming will not replace traditional fruit and vegetable growing in New Zealand, reveals research released today.

Published in General News
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