Stopping sediment protects bottom line

Column – Waikato Regional Council

Stopping sediment protects bottom line Bala Tikkisetty Post-winter is a time for cultivating paddocks and the quality of practices farmers use is crucial when it comes to preventing sediment and excessive nutrients from getting into waterways … Read more »

Showdown between small town NZ and the big three cities

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

Showdown between small town New Zealand and the big three cities in this years Young Horticulturist competition Read more »

Onion industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fifth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. Read more »

Manuka honey producers in NZ seek name protection

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manuka honey producers are seeking the same trademark protection accorded to French Champagne and Scottish Whisky after a surge in fakes that aren’t made from the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, the native manuka bush. Read more »

Kiwifuit Claim Urges Zespri To Back Growers

Press Release – The Kiwifruit Claim

Following the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed this morning, only days before the High Courts 9 October deadline for growers to sign up to the claim against the government for its alleged negligence behind the devastating introduction … Read more »

Trans Pacific Partnership Another Win for Kiwifruit Growers

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. (NZKGI) welcomes the overnight signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement another big win for kiwifruit growers following the recent tariff elimination agreement with Korea. Read more »

Win for kiwifruit industry in TPP Agreement

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri welcomes the conclusion of negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement which will generate significant value for the New Zealand kiwifruit industry. Read more »

Good Result Gives Horticulture Room to Grow

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

The overnight signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal ushers in a new era of trade for New Zealands horticulture industry. We want to congratulate the government, particularly Minister Groser, for their determination and patience … Read more »

A big win for Rural Contractors NZ

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Agricultural contractors around New Zealand will soon be able to bring in overseas workers much easier than in the past following a deal struck between its national body and Immigration NZ. Read more »

The Nation 3/10/15: Key at the UN, GCSB, Richard Dawkins

Press Release – The Nation

Prime Minister John Keys been on the world stage at the United Nations General Assembly, but whats been achieved? 3News political reporter Tova OBrien talks to him in New York about the TPP, the big powers facing off over Syria, and New Zealanders … Read more »

Nutrient management in irrigation – getting it right

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

There is growing pressure on the boards of irrigation schemes to understand the liabilities of nutrient management on an individual shareholder and catchment basis, says IrrigationNZ Chairwoman, Nicky Hyslop. Irrigation scheme boards have a responsibility … Read more »

New leadership at Kiwifruit New Zealand (KNZ)

Press Release – Kiwifruit New Zealand

The Board of the kiwifruit industry regulator Kiwifruit New Zealand (KNZ) has today announced the appointment of Kristy McDonald QC as its new Chair. Read more »

New Zealand first release of bug to target privet

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

In a New Zealand first, Waikato Regional Council biosecurity officers have released a bug to help control the privet pest plant. Read more »

Psa-V Poses New Threat to Northland

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Confirmation that Psa-V is in a Whangarei orchard will not surprise growers given the governments sloppy, neglectful approach to biosecurity at New Zealands borders, says New Zealand Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston … Read more »

Crown says it owes no duty of care to kiwifruit growers

Press Release – The Kiwifruit Claim

A spokesman for The Kiwifruit Claim, Matthew Hooton, today slammed the government for saying its border officials do not owe kiwifruit growers a duty of care to protect their industry from pests and diseases. Read more »

Kiwifruit bacteria Psa found on Whangarei orchard

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) – The bacterial vine disease that struck New Zealand’s kiwifruit sector in 2010 has been found on a Whangarei orchard for the first time, Kiwifruit Vine Health says. Read more »

Positive Psa-V result on Whangarei kiwifruit orchard

Press Release – Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc.

Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) has received a Psa-V positive test result on Hort16A and male vines on a kiwifruit orchard in Whangarei. This is the first confirmed case of Psa-V on an orchard in the Whangarei region. Read more »

Tariff Amendment Bill a Significant Win

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. (NZKGI) welcomes yesterdays passing of the Tariff Amendment Bill in parliament a positive step toward a Free Trade Agreement with South Korea. Read more »

Zespri looks forward to sales growth in South Korea

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri looks forward to sales growth in South Korea following passage of Tariff Amendment Bill Read more »

AgResearch confirms 83 lay-offs, hires 27 for new roles

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 24 (BusinessDesk) – AgResearch has confirmed speculation it is axing jobs, announcing plans to lay off 83 scientists and technicians because of declining investment in some areas of research and development, while hiring 27 for new roles. Read more »

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