Is it time to talk about food?

Sean Connelly is a senior lecturer at the University of Otago department of geography, he is one of a panel of writers who addresses issues of …

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Let’s protect our valuable soils, says Horticulture New Zealand

The need to protect New Zealand’s best soils for growing healthy fresh fruit and vegetables is clear in the Our land 2018 report released today, says Horticulture …

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Hawke’s Bay Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018 announced.

Congratulations to Jonathan Hunt from Delegats, Crownthorpe Vineyard, who became the Bayer Hawke’s Bay Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018 on Thursday 21st June. This …

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Drive for success in NZ apple and pear Industry

Six young people from Hawke’s Bay are on a mission to get others like them to join their world leading apple and pear industry. They …

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Congratulations to Jake Dromgool from The Landing in Kerikeri

Jake Dromgool from The Landing in Kerikeri became the Auckland/Northern Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018.  He will go through to represent the region at …

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Nitrogen-reducing plantain recognised with Fieldays Award

A plantain that started life as a common weed has been recognised for its contribution to the future of farming with an Innovation Award from …

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Congratulations to Zoe Marychurch from Bell Hill

Zoe Marychurch from Bell Hill won the South Island Regional Young Viticulturist of the Year competition on Friday 15th June. This is a new regional …

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Agri sector facing challenges

New Zealand’s agri sector is facing challenges that require urgent solutions. The horticulture sector is crying out for more workers to pick fruit during peak …

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EPA to review insecticide thought to kill bees

The Environmental Protection Authority says it will review the use of neonicotinoids pesticides containing chemicals thought to harm bees. The European Union has just voted on …

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Romeo Bragato National Conference & Young Vit Education Dates

Romeo Bragato National Conference will be held this year in Wellington from Wednesday 29-30 August at Westpac Stadium whilst the finalist dinner will be held …

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