Two big questions exist surrounding the Government's consultations on land use and freshwater quality, explains HortNZ chief executive Mike Chapman.

Published in Opinion
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

Horticulture NZ says evidence from nine experts supports its position that a water conservation order (WCO) is not the way to ensure healthy Hawke’s Bay rivers.

Published in General News
Friday, 18 January 2019 10:16

New chair for booming hort sector

Horticulture presents a major opportunity for this country, says Barry O’Neil, new chairman of Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ).

Published in General News
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 13:45

O’Neil to head HortNZ

The Horticulture New Zealand board has elected Barry O’Neil as its new president and chairman.

Published in General News
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
Thursday, 08 November 2018 12:47

Arrogant twit

Your old mate is unsurprised at how much arrogance is taking over Government MPs – after only one year in power.

Published in The Hound
Monday, 29 October 2018 11:59

No longer a quarter-acre paradise

Every quarter or eighth-acre of high-class land sold for housing or building is one more piece of land excluded from commercial vegetable growing.

Published in General News
Friday, 26 October 2018 09:55

New Zealand needs a food security policy

OPINION: Horticulture New Zealand believes it is time to take a strategic and measured look at where we grow our food and protect those regions so that we can feed our future generations with fresh, healthy food. 

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 09:52

Buffer zones essential – HortNZ

Setbacks or buffer strips between growing land and housing subdivisions are essential in any council plans and must be enforced, says Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) chief executive Mike Chapman.

Published in General News
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