Growers are mucking in and helping staff to pick this year's kiwifruit crop.
It's been a hard and stressful year or the country's summerfruit growers.
A new programme has been launched to introduce Pacific youth to careers in New Zealand's horticulture sector.
Despite a plethora of new gins appearing all over NZ, the country is yet to grow local juniper berries at any scale for gin production or for export.
In early April next year, the world's leading avocado specialists will descend on New Zealand for the 10th World Avocado Congress.
It is predicted that the monthly Food Price Index due to be released next week will show an easing in vegetable prices, with industry insiders saying the trend is set to continue as we head into winter.
According to Zespri, it will be supplying RubyRed to consumers in New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and China.
Zespri is expecting this year to be one of its most challenging seasons it has faced, thanks to the impact of Covid across the global supply chain.
In a Covid-constrained season, where many horticulturists are struggling with the lack of labour, family-run Mill Orchard - at Loburn, just north of Rangiora - is enjoying a great harvest.
Horticulture NZ is one of the primary sector parties involved in the industry-wide initiative He Waka Eke Noa, to provide government with an alternative option to the ETS in dealing with on farm orchard/greenhouse gas emissions.
Horticulture NZ says 2022 is presenting more challenges than ever before.
For orchardists like Paul Paynter, getting sufficient people to pick their apple crop is a challenge.
Paul Paynter - director of the family-owned Yummy Fruit Company, based in Hawke's Bay - has described the past season as the toughest year in his 30 years in the apple industry. He tells Peter Burke why...
A scheme allowing Pacific workers short-term work on New Zealand orchards and farms is under fire from a human rights lawyer.
As millions of freshly harvested New Zealand-grown Rockit apples begin arriving into ports around the world, a new campaign kicks off harnessing the spirit of bravery.
Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) says fruit and vegetable growers who supply the domestic market have welcomed the Commerce Commission’s recommendations following its investigation into supermarkets.
A specialty NZ apple producer has been cashing in on the Chinese New Year with its fruit packed in specially designed gift packs.
Dr Jian Guan says while New Zealand blackcurrants are uniquely rich in cGP, they are also exploring other natural sources of the nutrient.
A New Zealand neuroscientist’s research into recovery from brain injuries is set to provide a multi-million-dollar boost to New Zealand horticultural exports.
Hawke's Bay horticulture lecturer and programme co-ordinator Gordon Reid is retiring from his position after 19 years.
Farmers are being told to spare gorse plants and let them flower – at least that’s the message on the Chatham Islands.
"We got there in the end" is one Central Otago cherry orchardist's summation of the summer fruit season now winding up.
The 2022 apple harvesting season is underway and early indications are the quality is looking good across all varieties.
Potatoes New Zealand (PNZ) says despite the challenges, 2020 was another year of growth, with the NZ sector now valued at over a billion dollars per annum.