“No peas, no weevil” ban now in place in Wairarapa

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Controls to rid the Wairarapa of the insect pest pea weevil are now formally in place. Read more »

More Regions Move to Officially Become GM Free

Press Release – Pure Hawke’s Bay

More Regions Move to Officially Become GM Free The campaign to keep Hawkes Bay GM Free took another step forward today with the Auckland Plan Hearings Panel recommending the adoption of similar GMO Free rules to Hastings Council. Read more »

Northland Food and Wines to star at Auckland Food Show

Press Release – Northland Inc

Nine of Northlands finest award-winning food and wine producers will be out to tantalise the tastebuds when they debut on the inaugural Northland stand at the prestigious Auckland Food Show this week. Read more »

NZ annual fruit exports jump, led by record kiwifruit sales

Article – BusinessDesk

July 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand fruit exports have been the shining star of commodities over the past year, countering a weak period for exports of dairy products. Read more »

Kiwifruit exports reach record levels

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In June 2016, kiwifruit exports rose $105 million (47 percent) from June 2015 to reach $331 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. Overall, goods exports rose $109 million (2.6 percent) in June 2016 (to $4.3 billion). Read more »

Govt seeking business, philanthropy for predator-free policy

Press Release – BusinessDesk

The government is seeking funding from businesses and philanthropists to support its “aspirational” policy, announced today, to make New Zealand predator-free by 2050. Read more »

Pea growers work with MPI to rid Wairarapa of weevil pest

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), and local pea growers, are planning urgent action to eradicate a small Wairarapa population of a newly discovered weevil that damages pea crops. Read more »

Predator Free NZ 2050 to be a massive team effort

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Achieving the goal of a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050 will require a massive team effort across the public, private, iwi and community sectors, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. Read more »

New Zealand to be Predator Free by 2050

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050. While once the greatest threat to our native wildlife was poaching and deforestation it is now introduced predators, … Read more »

Organic Apple Grower Plants Big in New Varieties

Press Release – Bostock New Zealand

New Zealands largest organic apple grower, Bostock New Zealand has been making the most of the sunny Hawkes Bay weather, busily planting about 4000 new apple trees each day. The company has been pulling out its old apple varieties and planting … Read more »

Home Grown tobacco claims about protecting profits

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

It is common practice for the Tobacco Industry to play on fears about illicit trade as they have done recently here in New Zealand with home grown tobacco. Read more »

Vegetable grower from Pukekohe wins horticulture title

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Andrew Hutchinson from Pukekohe, Auckland, was crowned Young Grower of the Year at tonights awards dinner in his home town. He has been identified by industry leaders as a shining example of the exceptional young talent in our $5 billion horticultural … Read more »

Lifestyle Market Continues Delivering Record Prices

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 401 more lifestyle property sales (+19%) for the three months ended June 2016 than for the three months ended June 2015. Read more »

Early Winter Sees Rural Prices Ease

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were seven fewer farm sales (-1.5%) for the three months ended June 2016 than for the three months ended June 2015. Overall, there were 472 farm sales in the three … Read more »

Growers must ensure contract labour services are compliant

Press Release – Pipfruit Growers of New Zealand

New Zealands apple and pear leader says growers engaging contractors to supply labour must ensure that they are compliant with employment standards. Read more »

Gardeners can reap the rewards of others’ seed deposits

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

Taranaki Seedsavers is presenting a seed-saving workshop at Hollard Gardens on Sunday, 24 July, and participants will have access to a ‘bank’ stocked with robust, healthy seeds, and learn to select the plants that reproduce these qualities. Read more »

Taking homegrown Coromandel to the Food Show

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

The front yard of an iconic Coromandel bach will set the scene for our artisan food producers when the Coromandel Food Collective takes its stand again at the Auckland Food Show from 28 July. Read more »

Feds on board with Environment Commissioner’s Report

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is on board with challenges laid down by Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today. Read more »

KiwiNet receives $10 million PreSeed investment

Press Release – KiwiNet

Hamilton, New Zealand – 28 June 2016 – The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) has received $10.3 million of new investment over the next three years, under a new allocation of Government PreSeed investment, to help transform cutting edge science into commercial … Read more »

NZ farmer confidence rebounds in second quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand farmer confidence bounced in the second quarter to the first net positive reading in more than a year, with a significant upswing across all sectors as rising dairy prices fuelled positivity. Read more »

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