Grower News

Hickling is NZ’s Young Horticulturist of the Year 2017

Shanna Hickling has become only the third woman in thirteen years to win horticulture’s top Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award 2017.

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More biosecurity officers for summer rush

Thirty-two new quarantine officers have graduated from their training, bolstering the Ministry for Primary Industries' biosecurity defences at New Zealand’s border.

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Meeting the needs of Generation Z vital

Horticulture New Zealand CEO Mike Chapman notes that the oldest members of Generation Z are leaving high school and going on to further training, or joining the workforce.

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Farmer confidence falls sharply from record highs

New Zealand farmer confidence remains at net positive levels overall, but has dropped sharply from the record highs recorded in the previous two quarters, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey indicates.

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Irrigation projects a boost for rural communities

IrrigationNZ says it supports Minister of Regional Development Shane Jones’ announcement that regional economic development funding could support some water irrigation projects.

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