The horticulture industry cultivates fruits, vegetables, and flowers for the domestic and international export market.

Crops grown in Aotearoa include a range of fruits (grapes, kiwifruit, pip, berry, and stone fruits) and fresh vegetables (corn, pumpkins, potatoes, and grains), herbs, nuts, beverage malt, and tobacco. Horticulture exports have grown significantly over the last 20 years and the industry is now one of the largest in Aotearoa.

Horticulture activities that significantly impact the environment require a Resource Consent. For example soil cultivation around waterways, abstraction of water for irrigation, and the use of chemicals, or removal of native vegetation will likely require consents.

Kaitiaki Tools will help you identify activities and environmental impacts specifically related to horticulture activities.


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