Post by Kiwi Frontline on Aug 3, 2019 17:23:12 GMT 12
GOVERNMENT FUNDING BOOST AS AHUWHENUA EMBRACES HORTICULTURE
Government funding for the Ahuwhenua Trophy will increase as the competition expands to include horticulture.
Part of the sponsorship will include 12,000 tree seedlings supplied by the Minginui Nursery, and made possible through the One Billion Trees Programme.
Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta told delegates at today’s Horticulture New Zealand conference in Hamilton that Māori are now major players in the horticultural sector, producing at least 10 percent of the annual kiwifruit crop, as well as avocados and berries as rapidly expanding crops.....