NZ King Salmon Success to Feature at Symposium

Press Release – Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium

Aquaculture business, New Zealand King Salmon, will feature as one of the success stories at the second Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium this month. Read more »

Strategic water management study to take place

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

A strategic water management study of the Northland region is to be commissioned to identify areas where water supply and potential water infrastructure could deliver economic growth and other benefits. Read more »

T&G full-year profit falls 1.9% on processing, NZ losses

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Turners & Growers, the fruit marketer controlled by Germany’s BayWa, posted a 1.9 percent drop in full-year profit as improved returns from its pipfruit business were offset by losses from processed foods and New Zealand … Read more »

Scales annual profit beats IPO forecast on apple exports

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp, New Zealand’s biggest apple exporter, reported a 9.8 percent drop in annual profit, beating its offer document forecast, after better-than-expected apple volumes drove up earnings in its horticulture division. Read more »

The World’s LOUDEST Apple

Press Release – Yummy

SweeTango apples are the hottest apple in the world right now and its all about texture! SweeTango have cells that are twicethe size of normal apples which gives them their legendary crunch and makes them amazing to eat. Its also the … Read more »

2015 Northland Field Days Could Be Biggest Ever

Press Release – Northland Field Days

The 2015 Northland Field Days is shaping up to be the biggest ever according to organisers with more exhibitors, more competitions and better facilities than ever before. Read more »

Rural water restrictions possible

Press Release – Nelson City Council

Dropping river levels have triggered the need for a warning about possible water restrictions for Nelson residents who take their water directly from streams and wells. Nelson City Council estimates this affects approximately 500 households, who … Read more »

RDRML unveils water storage plan

Press Release – Rangitata Diversion Race Management

A new storage pond in the Mid Canterbury foothills that could hold 30,000,000 cubic metres of water equivalent to 12,000 Olympic swimming pools – is being proposed by the Rangitata Diversion Race Management Ltd (RDRML). Read more »

Don’t Blame the Aussies

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Blaming a growth in fruit fly numbers in Australia is a new twist from the Prime Minister whos trying to play down his governments duty to protect New Zealand growers and their crops, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Opuha shut-down reinforces need for further storage

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Tomorrows early cessation of irrigation from Lake Opuha reinforces the need for further storage infrastructure like the Klondyke Storage Pond proposal being launched today by the Rangitata Diversion Race Management Ltd (RDRML), says IrrigationNZ Chairwoman … Read more »

NZ at risk from growing fruit fly problem in Australia: Key

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand is facing greater risks from an expanding Queensland fruit fly population across the Tasman, and has contacted major export markets in response to the latest discovery of the pest, says Prime Minister John Key. Read more »

A front brings rain for some mid-week

Press Release – MetService

A weak area of low pressure that covered the country over the weekend brought showers to many places with some building into thunderstorms during the afternoons and evenings. Nelson, Ashburton and Roxburgh received around 20mm of rain, which though useful, … Read more »

Farmers to get a chance to try wind generation for free

Press Release – Pacific Wind

Farmers and horticulturists interested in accessing an alternate power source will be able to trial an innovative new wind energy harvesting technology for free according to PacificWind vice president Reza Sehdehi. Read more »

Fruit Fly Got through Border Cracks, Are We up to Speed Now?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants the Prime Minister to reassure growers that action has been ramped up against the spread of the Queensland fruit fly. Read more »

Further fruit fly finding a major concern

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The discovery of a second fruit fly in Auckland is a major threat to New Zealands horticulture industry, Labours Biosecurity spokesperson Damien OConnor says. Read more »

A very expensive fly in the social and economic ointment

Press Release – Rural Women

Rural Women New Zealand is alarmed that there has been another fruit fly incursion the fourth in three years. Read more »

Good progress in Auckland fruit fly operation

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Field work is ramping up in Auckland today in response to the detection earlier this week of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in Grey Lynn. Read more »

iSocket Information About Power Outages in NZ

Press Release – iSocket

– Prompt notification of a power outage helps to avoid the costly damage they can cause. Without committing themselves to a monthly fee, customers get a cell phone alert that gives them time to take corrective action. Read more »

Fruit fly discovery – inadequacy of biosecurity measures

Press Release – Green Party

The discovery of a Queensland fruit fly in Grey Lynn, Auckland, this week reinforces how flimsy New Zealands biosecurity measures are, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Rural Market: And Spring Rolls into Summer

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 109 fewer farm sales (-19.3%) for the three months ended January 2015 than for the three months ended January 2014. Overall, there were 455 farm sales in the three … Read more »

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