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
Friday, 01 June 2018 09:58

Bernadine joins HortNZ board

Auckland-based marketing manager Bernadine Guilleux has joined the Horticulture New Zealand board.

Published in General News
Thursday, 26 October 2017 09:55

Vegetable shortage highlights food security

New Zealand's food security needs to be addressed by the incoming government, says Horticulture NZ’s chief executive Mike Chapman.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:01

Growers take a hit

Vegetable growers will be taking a hit from lost production this year because of the wet weather, says Horticulture NZ’s chief executive Mike Chapman.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 07:55

A need to keep hort sector booming

The $5.6 billion horticulture industry is a big contributor to New Zealand’s economic wellbeing.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 07:55

O’Connor defends proposed water tax

The farming sector has its head in the sand if it doesn’t realise water is a huge issue waiting to be tackled, says Labour’s primary industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 14:55

Captive workforce for hort sector

A pilot scheme helping ex-prisoners and other offenders to find work in the horticulture industry is succeeding and will be expanded, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston.

Published in General News
Thursday, 04 May 2017 09:55

It’s all CoOL – consumers know best

Giving consumers what they want ensures at least two things: that they’ll pay a premium for the product, and that it will sell out.

Published in Opinion

Submissions are now open on the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill until May 18 – with backing from NZ Pork and Horticulture NZ.

Published in General News

Mandatory labelling of fruits and vegetables is back on the public agenda.

Published in Opinion
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