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

Published in Opinion
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
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 13:55

A big future ahead

Age hasn't been a barrier for young vegetable grower of the year Austin Singh Purewal.

Published in General News
Friday, 11 October 2019 15:00

Protect productive land — HortNZ

Moves by the Government to protect highly productive land must focus on maintaining the productive capacity of that land, says HortNZ.

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
Friday, 16 August 2019 07:55

Pay people better – O’Connor

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has urged growers to pay people better. 

Published in Agribusiness
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
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:55

Robotics nearly upon us

Robotics has moved out of the talking stage and into the early doing stages, says the chief executive of Plant and Food Research, David Hughes.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:55

Man vs machine

Could robots soon replace humans in picking fruit? 

Published in General News
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