UPDATE: Scales shares rise 2% as Mr Apple drives earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp shares rose 2 percent after the country’s biggest apple exporter boosted first-half profit 61 percent as its Mr Apple unit beat expectations. Read more »

Scales 1st-half profit up 61% as Mr Apple beats expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp, the country’s biggest apple exporter, posted a 61 percent gain in first-half profit as its Mr Apple unit performed better than expected, and affirmed guidance for stronger annual earnings. Read more »

Farmers not off the hook on health and safety

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Its a complete fallacy that the farming community doesnt have to worry about health and safety as a result of proposed changes to the Health and Safety Reform Bill, according to an expert in the field. Read more »

NZ trade deficit smaller than expected in July

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s trade deficit was smaller than expected in July as exports of fruit and meat drove overseas sales higher, and offset flat dairy export receipts. Read more »

ViBeri announced as a top performer at NZ Food Awards

Press Release – ViBeri

ViBeri announced as a top performer at New Zealand Food Awards South Canterbury organic blackcurrant company, ViBeri, has been named a finalist in the Massey University New Zealand Food Awards. The Awards recognise the top performers in New Zealands … Read more »

Collaboration Paying Off For New Zealand’s Avocado Industry

Press Release – NZ Avacado

TAURANGA, Monday 3 August 2015: Plans to quadruple sales of New Zealand avocados by 2023 is off to a roaring start with the industry almost hitting the half way mark last season with a record 7.1m trays worth $135m harvested during 2014-15 season. Read more »

Endeavour Chardonnay a rare and inspirational wine

Press Release – Kite Communications

New Zealands most expensive white wine was bottled in Hawkes Bay last week and anticipation is high amongst discerning wine consumers who have had to wait three years since the last vintage came to market. Read more »

Experienced Southland farmers pave the way for young talent

Press Release – Rabobank

A group of leading Southland farmers have identified the pressing need to develop young farming talent in order to secure a sustainable future for the regions agricultural industry, as well as New Zealands farming sector overall. Read more »

Paying your Children to work on the farm

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Whether it be feeding the calves after school or docking lambs, working on the family farm is a quintessential rural New Zealand right of passage for many kiwi kids. Read more »

Stalled TPP chance for wider discussion

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Failure to get the TPP agreement across the line gives New Zealanders an opportunity to put more pressure on the Government not to sign away our sovereignty, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. Read more »

Groser disappointed TPP deal not reached

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser is disappointed that the TPP negotiations were unable to reach a conclusion today, but TPP ministers collectively pledged to meet again as soon as possible to finalise the deal. Read more »

TPPA ministerial fails – time for NZ Govt. to cut losses

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The final ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Maui has failed. Not opting to stay another day shows the gridlock is serious and potentially intractable, according to University of Auckland law professor … Read more »

More Farmland Falling into Foreign Hands

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

More Farmland Falling into Foreign Hands, Despite English Saying Only Kiwi Farmers Can Make a Profit Read more »

Spray season begins for kiwifruit growers

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The spray season for kiwifruit growers starts this month (SUBS: August), and Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working with the industry to minimise spray concerns. Read more »

Report reveals Manawatū-Whanganui opportunities

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Manawat-Whanganui region has strong growth potential and could become a much more prosperous region if new investment can be attracted into a number of significant opportunities, a new report on the region has found. Economic Development Minister … Read more »

Guy: Horticulture New Zealand Conference Award Dinner

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good evening. Thank you Julian Raine, Horticulture New Zealand President, for that introduction. It is a pleasure to join you this evening in recognising excellence and future leaders of the horticulture industry. Read more »

Views Sought on Growing Food in the Red Zone

Press Release – Edible Canterbury

The Food Resilience Network is hosting a public consultation session on options for growing food in the Christchurch Residential Red Zone. The session will be held this Sunday, 2 August, 11am-3pm in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre. Read more »

Summary – Survey of Cereal Areas and Volumes

Press Release – Foundation for Arable Research

The objective of this AIMI survey of growers was to determine, as at July 1, 2015: Read more »

Fears of Massive Foreign Farm Buy-up

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Foreigners will be lining up to snap up New Zealand farms as highly indebted dairy farmers are forced off the land, says New Zealand First. Its already happening in Australia and, as we saw on TVNZs Sunday , farmers are going broke while foreigners … Read more »

Annual fruit exports hit $2 billion for first time

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The annual value of fruit exports reached an all-time high of $2 billion in the year ended June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

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