Govt push for FTAs to cover 90% of export goods

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s newly minted trade agenda wants near-saturation free trade agreement coverage for locally exported goods by 2030, however it doesn’t want to pass up opportunities offered by new technology enabling more service exports. Read more »

Zespri welcomes Government goal to reduce barriers to trade

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri supports the aims announced by the Government today to redouble efforts to expand New Zealands network of free trade agreements and improve access to markets for New Zealand exporters. Read more »

Horticulture’s export growth reliant on sound trade policy

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says to continue its rapid growth, horticulture needs good trade policy, and he welcomes todays announcement from the Government enabling that. Read more »

More Paul Henry to Satisfy Demand

Press Release – Invivo Wines New Zealand

Second vintage of Paul Henry Pinot Noir with Invivo released Friday 24 March Paul The Palate Henry is back, and he has found his second calling after the ungodly early starts of his former life in broadcasting. The release of his second vintage … Read more »

Kiwifruit 2017 season underway

Press Release – Zespri

The 2017 New Zealand kiwifruit season is underway with the first ship, the Asian Adonis, set to sail to Shanghai tomorrow with 840,000 trays of premium Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit. Read more »

Kiwifruit growers show strong support to continue levy

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

85% of growers participating in the referendum vote to continue levy Higher response rate and support for NZKGI than last levy referendum Read more »

57 finalists announced in Food Producer Awards

Press Release – Life And Leisure

The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards has assessed 57 producers as Finalists in the inaugural awards. Read more »

Zeffer cider takes out gold at International Cider Awards

Press Release – Zeffer Cider

Hot off the heels of their successful Snowball Effect capital raise, Zeffer cider has scooped up gold for its Cidre Demi-Sec at the worlds most prestigious International Cider Awards held in the UK last week. Read more »

Exporting to Iran

Article – Chapman Tripp

The easing of United Nations sanctions against Iran in 2016 has created export opportunities for New Zealand. There is significant scope for increased trade, but care is needed. Read more »

$1.2m to combat agricultural and horticultural diseases

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed $1.2 million of funding for three projects to combat animal and horticultural disease from the Ministry for Primary Industries Sustainable Farming Fund. Read more »

Sales Slow In Late Summer Market

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 38 fewer farm sales (-8.0%) for the three months ended February 2017 than for the three months ended February 2016. Overall, there were 436 farm sales in the three … Read more »

GE-Free Zones under Threat From RMA Amendment

Press Release – Soil and Health Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 March 2017 The Government seems hell-bent on denying the rights of communities to have GE-free zones, which are under threat from a dictator clause, says the Soil & Health Association. We are continuing to stand … Read more »

Māori Party continue to support GE Free stance

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party says they are confident of ironing out areas of concerns within the Resource Legislation Amendments Bill (RLAB) before the third and final reading. Read more »

Kiwifruit harvest starts across New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

There is increasing activity in New Zealands kiwifruit orchards as the picking and packing of kiwifruit gets underway. Small volumes have just started to be harvested in Northland and Poverty Bay and will extend throughout the North Island and top … Read more »

Kiwi women discuss “NZ 2025: Restaurant to the World?”

Press Release – ASB Perspective 2025

The way people consume and manage their food is changing, and it is clear that for New Zealand to remain relevant and competitive in a global market, we need to adapt. Read more »

Kiwifruit industry signs agreement to fight pest threats

Press Release – Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc.

Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) Inc has signed an agreement with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to help reduce the damaging impacts of the four most common biosecurity threats to the kiwifruit and kiwiberry sectors. Read more »

Rockit Global Positioned for International Growth

Press Release – Havelock North Fruit Company

Havelock North Fruit Company (HNFC), home of delicious, miniature Rockit apple snacks, today announced exciting and significant company changes. Effective immediately, the Hawkes Bay based company will begin trading as Rockit Global Limited. Two … Read more »

Hayward Medal awarded for environmental contribution

Press Release – Zespri

MEDIA RELEASE: 10 March 2017 Hayward Medal awarded for environmental contribution: Dr David Steven The Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal was awarded tonight to Dr David Steven, recognising his work to fundamentally shift how the kiwifruit industry manages … Read more »

New Zealand flower auctions set for sector-wide uniformity

Press Release – United Flower Growers

In what will be one of the most significant developments in the history of New Zealands flower industry, United Flower Growers Ltd (UFG) is acquiring the FloraMax flower auction business from Turners and Growers Fresh Limited, a subsidiary of T&G … Read more »

Safe Food Campaign media release 10 March 2017

Press Release – Safe Food Campaign

Why have organic food? Isn’t it too expensive? What food in New Zealand is more likely to have pesticide residues? These questions and more will be discussed by Dr Heli Matilainen and Alison White of the Safe Food Campaign at a presentation on Why … Read more »

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