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Primary Produce Investors Set To Crack Into Nut-Producing Orchard Up For Sale

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

A40 Top Road, Patetonga One of New Zealands biggest commercial macadamia nut orchards and associated macadamia nut processing and manufacturing operations have been placed on the market for sale. The 8.1-hectare Top Notch Macadamias operation … Read more »

Finishing Properties Maintain The Lead

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 118 more farm sales (+45.4%) for the three months ended October 2020 than for the three months ended October 2019. Overall, there were 378 farm sales in the three … Read more »

Farmers Give RCEP Deal The Thumbs Up

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The prospect of reduced red tape from a single set of trade rules for the Asia Pacific is a major reason why New Zealand producers and exporters will give the RCEP deal the thumbs up, Federated Farmers says. “Anything that takes us further along … Read more »

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Applauded By NZ’s Onion Growers And Exporters

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

The countrys onion growers and exporters are welcoming the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). This agreement will ensure that New Zealands onion exports continue to grow. Without improved market access and reduced … Read more »

NZ’s Fruit And Vegetable Exporters Applaud Signing Of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

New Zealands fruit and vegetable exporters are welcoming the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), saying that it will ensure that this countrys horticulture exports continue to grow as the world comes to terms with Covid. Without … Read more »

New Research Project To Provide Insight Into Kiwifruit Disease Psa

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

A new research project that may help future-proof the kiwifruit industry has received a Fast Start Marsden grant. The project, led by Dr Jay Jayaraman at Plant & Food Research and titled: How do new pathogen incursions evolve during host infection … Read more »

Kiwis Urged To Support Local Strawberry Growers This Season

Press Release – Five plus a day

Strawberry growers say Kiwi consumers will hit the jackpot this month and are hoping theyll snap up the huge volume of top-quality strawberries that are available from now until Christmas. Strawberry Growers NZ Executive Manager Mick … Read more »

First PGF Business Loan Paid Back

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The first Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) loan to a commercial business has been repaid. The loan to Whangarei based family horticulture business, Maungatapere Berries, was paid back last week to the Provincial Development Unit (PDU) which manages the fund. … Read more »

Horticulture New Zealand Keen To Work With New Government

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand – which advocates for New Zealands 6000 plus fruit and vegetable growers – is keen to work with the new Government to ensure the industry can continue to grow and support New Zealands post-Covid economic and social recovery. … Read more »

New Research Project Could Provide Insights Into How Plants Respond To Climate Change

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

A research project thats just received a Marsden Fund Standard Grant will improve our understanding of how land plants adapt to environmental stress and could provide insight into how plants respond to climate change. The research project will investigate … Read more »

Statistics Reveal Kiwis Ate One Million More Blueberry Punnets Last Season

Press Release – Blueberries New Zealand

AUCKLAND, Tuesday 10th November 2020; New Zealanders are devouring an additional one million punnets of blueberries every year and our renewed focus on maintaining good health will likely see sales skyrocket again this summer. New grocery statistics … Read more »

Govt Funded Vineyard Hemp Trial Leads To New Skincare Export

Press Release – Hark and Zander

A new skincare line inspired by a government-funded hemp research project into the restoration of soil in vineyards has launched for the export market. New industry figures show nutraceutical hemp could be worth $2bn industry to New Zealand. Cosmetic … Read more »

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