Bay of Plenty Police investigating following avocado thefts

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Bay of Plenty Police are warning business owners to be wary following recent avocado thefts. Read more »

Horticulture magazine wins international award

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealands magazine for commercial vegetable growers, NZ Grower, has won an international award for its front cover illustration. Read more »

Primary industries need young leader competitions

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

PRESS RELEASE Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust 25 July 2017 Primary industries need young leader competitions to help survive future threats Call for more companies, media and leaders to get behind competitions like Young Horticulturist … Read more »

Horticulture health and safety toolkit launched

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has teamed up with WorkSafe New Zealand to create a health and safety toolkit specifically designed for horticulture businesses. Read more »

It’s Not All Gold for Some Kiwifruit Growers

Press Release – The Kiwifruit Claim

Its Not All Gold for Some Kiwifruit Growers Despite what people might believe, some kiwifruit growers are a long way from recovering from the 2010 Psa-V outbreak which devastated the kiwifruit industry in New Zealand, Te Puke kiwifruit grower … Read more »

NZ vanilla producer ensures steady supply in volatile market

Press Release – Heilala Vanilla

New Zealand vanilla producer ensures steady supply in volatile market Soaring prices worldwide for vanilla beans have prompted New Zealand vanilla grower and manufacturer, Heilala Vanilla, to launch a new product to shield its customers from market volatility. … Read more »

New Zealand’s Favourite Chips found

Press Release – Potatoes New Zealand

New Zealands Favourite Chips found The Best Chip Shop Competition is back after a 4-year hiatus. 51 stores (see list below) have been awarded Highly Commended Chips for producing hot potato chips with 9% fat or less. These stores are currently being … Read more »

HortNZ says Best Horticultural Land Not For Housing

Press Release – Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS – Horticulture NZ fears NZ’s best market gardening land may be buried under houses as subdivisions expand around Auckland, resulting in reduced vegetable supplies at higher prices. Read more »

Kiwifruit Growers Concerned by Employment Standards Breaches

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

18 July 2017 – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. (NZKGI) says that breaches of employment standards reflect the need for further involvement by both government and industry stakeholders to lift compliance with employment legislation. Read more »

Corrections and Horticulture NZ to build on relationship

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Louise Upston says an initiative between Corrections and Horticulture New Zealand is proving beneficial to the departments goal of turning offenders lives around. Read more »

NZ fruit & vegetable sector urged to watch consumer trends

Press Release – Rabobank

There is significant potential for New Zealand to increase sales of fruit and vegetable produce into both developing and developed markets, but the industry must keep a close eye on evolving consumer consumption patterns if it is to maximise export opportunities, … Read more »

Autogrow: first API Solution for indoor agriculture

Press Release – Autogrower

AUCKLAND, NZ – Autogrow has become the first of the established players to launch an API (Application Programming Interface) for indoor agricultural growers; greenhouses, vertical urban, containers, plant factories, offering access to data traditionally … Read more »

Maui Capital gets nibbles for Freshmax

Article – BusinessDesk

July 11 (BusinessDesk) – Australasian fresh produce business Freshmax has attracted interest from potential buyers and an ownership change is possible before the end of September, say sources close to the sale process. Read more »

Zespri plans to carry out targeted share buyback

Article – BusinessDesk

July 11 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwifruit exporter Zespri plans a targeted share buyback and issue programme next year after the government approved changes to the kiwifruit export regulations. Read more »

Kiwifruit Export Regulations amended to underpin future

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri welcomes the announcement by the New Zealand Government today that it has approved the amendment of the Kiwifruit Export Regulations. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride says the updated regulations will enable Zespri to recommend changes to its … Read more »

Amendments to the Kiwifruit Export Regulations 1999

Press Release – Kiwifruit New Zealand

The Minister of Primary Industry announced today that Cabinet has approved amendments to the Kiwifruit Export Regulations 1999. The amendments are the result of a substantial review of the regulations undertaken by the Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI) after … Read more »

Horticulture growers to vote on levy reduction

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

A levy reduction for commercial fruit and vegetable growers will be voted on at tomorrows Horticulture New Zealand Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Tauranga, says Horticulture New Zealand President Julian Raine. Read more »

Milk fat, sheepmeat drive 2.1% gain in NZ commodity prices

Article – BusinessDesk

July 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices rose 2.1 percent in June, the fourth monthly gain this year, led by milk fat products and sheepmeat, while wool, wholemilk powder, casein and aluminium fell and apples reversed some of the previous … Read more »

MPI Shuts the Gate Well After Two Biosecurity Horses Bolt

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New data released to New Zealand First casts doubt on MPI Biosecuritys Myrtle Rust windborne theory with concerns growing over how slow it was to institute movement controls or respond to the Oyster parasite in Stewart Islands Big Glory Bay. Read more »

Kiwis should look for organic certification logos

Press Release – BioGro

Organic certifier BioGro is encouraging kiwi consumers to be vigilant when shopping for organic goods at supermarkets and to only buy products that have a certification logo. Read more »

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