Momentum building for mandatory CoOL

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Momentum building for mandatory CoOL Source: Horticulture NZ — Engagement with the New Zealand public is clearly showing their desire to have mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) Horticulture New Zealand told the Primary Production Select … Read more »

Plant & Food Research-Anagenix tie up

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Crown research institute Plant & Food Research is about the reap the benefits from its first commercial partnership – the Innovation Cell – a venture aimed at bringing together science and marketing expertise to rapidly … Read more »

Myrtle Rust Strikes a King Country Nursery

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Myrtle Rust Strikes a King Country Nursery New Zealand First says there is one word linking all of the Myrtle Rust discoveries in Northland, Taranaki and now King Country and it is nursery. The biosecurity ambulance at the bottom of the cliff … Read more »

Erosion control funding round opens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston has welcomed the opening of the next round of funding for erosion control in the Gisborne region. Read more »

Primary industry workforce growing – report

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Support service roles are helping to increase employment opportunities in primary sector industries, a new report shows. Read more »

New water quality requirements on Canterbury farmers

Press Release – Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today began a detailed region-wide farming campaign, reminding farmers of their responsibility to meet water quality limits and to help them find out whether they will need a consent to farm this year. Read more »

Irrigation investment a lifeline for provinces

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says further Government investment for irrigation projects is a powerful stimulant for re-energising provincial New Zealand. Read more »

Zespri growing sales in top market, Japan

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri grew sales by 30 percent in its longstanding number one market of Japan over the past two seasons and plans to keep growing sales of premium Zespri Kiwifruit by 25 percent over the next five years, creating new opportunities to grow value … Read more »

Zespri reaps benefits of dairy primary growth partnership

Article – BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s primary growth partnership geared toward driving change in the dairy sector had an unlikely partner: kiwifruit export marketing body Zespri International. Read more »

Myrtle rust appears in Taranaki

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Testing by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today revealed myrtle rust infection at a plant nursery in Taranaki. Read more »

Consumers’ Right to Know Bill

Press Release – Soil and Health Association

Kiwis want to take off the blindfold we have when it comes to buying food. Thats the message of the Soil & Health Association, which welcomes the Consumers Right to Know (Labelling of Country of Origin of Food) Bill currently before a parliamentary … Read more »

NZ First Casts Doubt on Myrtle Rust Incursion Theory

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the Government was far too quick to determine that a mortal threat to New Zealand native trees, manuka honey and parts of our horticultural industry from myrtle rust was airborne from Australia. Read more »

Te Mata Mushroom Company applies for Air Discharge Consent

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Te Mata Mushrooms Company has developed a new plan to address ongoing odour issues from its Havelock North factory. Read more »

Pukekohe grower wins NZ’s best young vegetable grower

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Scott Wilcox from Pukekohe has emerged victorious against six other entrants to be named New Zealands Young Vegetable Grower of 2017. Read more »

Counterfeits, name recognition a challenge for Zespri

Article – BusinessDesk

May 10 (BusinessDesk) – Zespri Groups expansion into China is continuing at pace, after the country last year overtook Japan as its biggest retail market, though the company is battling against counterfeiting and theft from local growers who want … Read more »

Entertaining evening on wellbeing coming to Kaikoura

Press Release – Farmstrong

Take a night off on Wednesday 24 May Farmstrong and the Rural Support Trust are inviting you to find out how healthy thinking can help you live well, and if you are in farming, to farm well too. Read more »

Survey finds modest lift in farm employee salaries

Press Release – Federated Farmers

There has been a modest rise in farm employee salaries over the last 12 months, the 2017 Federated Farmers-Rabobank Farm Employee Remuneration survey shows. Read more »

Gold for Waikato at Global Tea Championships

Press Release – Zealong

Mayor Allan Sanson of the Waikato District Council joined Zealong in celebrating their recent triumph at 2017 Global Tea Championship Fall in Colorado, USA. The Estates Black and Oolong tea bags received gold first-place honours in their respective … Read more »

Ara primary industries restructure

Press Release – Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterburys proposal to restructure Primary Industries programmes is designed to adjust provision to align with industry demands, Chief Executive Kay Giles said. Read more »

Urgent Question – Myrtle Rust Incursion

Press Release – Hansard

1. Hon DAMIEN O’CONNOR (LabourWest Coast – Tasman) to the Minister for Primary Industries : What action has the Minister initiated to alert the public to the serious threats from the biosecurity incursion of myrtle rust identified near Kerikeri? Read more »

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