12 Feb 2024

Horticulture NZ calling for renewed effort for support

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 12 February 2024

It could take years before many growers on the East Coast are back to where they were before Cyclone Gabrielle.

Almost a year since the deluge devastated growing areas across Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti, Northland, Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa and northern Manawatū, Horticulture New Zealand is calling for a renewed effort for support.

It's asking the Government to consider land use changes, overseas investment and incentives to help get them back on their feet.

Hawkes Bay Apple Grower Brydon Nisbet speaks to Jimmy Ellingham.