Horticultural production tops $7B, led by wine and apples

Article – BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) – Horticultural production has topped $7 billion for the first time, with good growth in nearly all the main industries, including wine, apples, potatoes, and onions. Read more »

2015 Shirley Papanui Edible Gardens “Best Yet”

Press Release – Released via Ali Jones PR Ltd

A record number of entries were a part of this years Shirley /Papanui Community Board Edible Garden Awards. Read more »

Horticulture production exceeds $7 billion

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

New Zealands horticultural production has exceeded $7 billion for the first time, according to the latest edition of the industry statistics publication Fresh Facts. Read more »

Industry-Leading Orchardists Win Supreme in Ballance Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Matamata horticulturists Frans and Tineke de Jong, their son Talbert de Jong and his partner Emily Meese are Supreme winners of the 2015 Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA). Read more »

OVERSEER 6.2’s new irrigation module now live

Press Release – Overseer Irrigation

OVERSEER 6.2 went live last night after a month-long OVERSEER road show that attracted hundreds of farmers and farm advisers willing to learn how to use the new irrigation module. Read more »

Farm Prices Steady but Volumes Falling in March Quarter

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 47 fewer farm sales (-10%) for the three months ended March 2015 than for the three months ended March 2014. Overall, there were 425 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Ruapehu water restrictions end

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Following rainfall over the last week, river levels throughout the Ruapehu District are above minimum flow levels, allowing water restrictions to be lifted. The latest river flow data from the Whanganui and Makotuku Rivers show recent rain as peaks … Read more »

AsureQuality moves its IT to the cloud

Press Release – AsureQuality

Global food safety and biosecurity services company AsureQuality has completed a successful move to the TechnologyOne Cloud, reducing IT risk and positioning itself for future growth. Read more »

Biosecurity rethink a long time coming

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has opened New Zealands borders to biosecurity risks and its rethinking of bag screening at airports is an admission of failure, Labours Primary Industries spokesperson Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Water Restrictions Lifted for Ruapehu District

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Following recent rain, water restrictions for all of Ruapehu District have been lifted. For the latest river flow data from the Whanganui and Makotuku Rivers see http://goo.gl/DyoDZZ Read more »

EDS welcome appointment of new Secretary for the Environment

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robertson as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment. Read more »

Water sharing helps fill ponds

Press Release – Rangitata Diversion Race Management

An unprecedented water sharing arrangement in Mid Canterbury has seen two independent water infrastructure companies work together this season to extend water supply for local irrigators. Read more »

New Zealanders Treat Soil like Dirt

Press Release – Baker No-Tillage

The United Nations, in declaring 2015 as the International Year Of Soils, predicts that the world, on average, has just 60 more years left of growing crops before the quality of soil is depleted. International soil scientist from New Zealand, Dr John … Read more »

Rural women and olive oil – what a great mix!

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

Rural women and olive oil what a great mix! And it all came about over a cup of coffee Read more »

Porirua Market Out for Tender

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council is seeking tenders for a Saturday market, to be held in the Porirua city centre. Read more »

New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2013

Press Release – Ministry for the Environment

New Zealands Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the official annual report of all anthropogenic (human induced) emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The inventory measures New Zealands progress against obligations under the United Nations Framework … Read more »

Final Results in Kiwifruit Grower Referendum Confirmed

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

Final Results in Kiwifruit Grower Referendum Confirmed The final results in the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KISP) referendum have now been officially confirmed by election management company Electionz. KISPs independent Chair, Neil Richardson, … Read more »

Reviewing stewardship land – ‘pick up the pace’

Press Release – Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has called for the Department of Conservation to pick up the pace in reviewing stewardship land. Read more »

Stay safe on quads

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being urged to take special care on quad-bikes after two fatalities this week. A farmer died on his Wairarapa farm on Tuesday, while a 17-year-old died today on a farm in Kaikohe. Read more »

EastPack Welcomes Grower Support of Industry Structure

Press Release – Eastpack

The final results of the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project referendum on the structure of the Kiwifruit Industry have been released. Read more »

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