PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.
Horticulture's biggest challenge is the lack of people prepared to work in the industry, says Ben James, the president of Hawkes Bay Fruit Growers Association.
A new horticulture recruitment and training cooperative has started in Te Puke, aiming to smooth the supply of workers to orchards.
While horticultural exports rise in value, there are concerns that this growth is being impeded by a mix of tariff and non-tariff barriers.
Ross Beaton and Sally Gallagher have a simple and compelling business objective: making apple juice great again, or as they say, making the apple the hero.
A huge shift has occurred in the marketing sophistication of the horticulture industry, says Plant & Food Research chief executive David Hughes.