Horticultural groups seek flexibility in zero emissions plan

Article – BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) – Both rural lobby group Federated Farmers and Horticulture New Zealand, which represents commercial vegetable, fruit and berry fruit growers, have asked the government for flexibility in the Zero Carbon Bill, the governments … Read more »

MYBs generate ‘wow factors’ in fruits and vegetables

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Novelty and health benefits play a major role in influencing consumers purchasing decisions and are often controlled in the plant by a family of proteins called MYBs. Understanding how these work could result in new fruits and vegetables on the supermarket … Read more »

Horticulture cautious on Zero Carbon Bill

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

The horticulture industry says it supports the concept of a Zero Carbon Bill with a 2050 target, provided there are viable alternative production systems and technology developed within that timeframe. Read more »

Staff hold science discussions with Manuherikia catchment

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council met with irrigators and water permit holders in Omakau for a series of sessions to explain the science that informs the draft minimum flows. Read more »

Foreign investment rules could have unintended consequences

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Proposed restrictions to foreign investment could have unintended negative consequences. While the new proposed Government restrictions and legislative changes on foreign investment are aimed at reducing the amount of foreign investment for New Zealands … Read more »

RMA compliance guidelines concern Federated Farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is in favour of best practice guidelines on how councils exercise their duties under the Resource Management Act if they bring common sense and consistency to that role. Read more »

Marlborough wine – protecting and promoting the real deal

Press Release – Lawson’s Dry Hills

A new initiative has been launched to safeguard Marlboroughs wine reputation and Lawsons Dry Hills is among the first to jump on board. Read more »

Two new feed ingredient pea varieties

Press Release – Plant Research

Plant Research (NZ) Ltd, a privately-owned plant breeding and research company based in Christchurch New Zealand, has released two new field pea varieties designed for the emerging pea ingredients market. Read more »

Ministry of Health admits losing NZ billions

Press Release – Hemp Foundation

Ministry of Health admits losing NZ billions The Minister of Primary Industry spoke positively at NZs first Hemp Summit last week, and the GM of MedSafe admitted that the biggest problem with the (Hemp) legislation is the way that we have been interpreting … Read more »

Matt Gomm named first Gisborne Young Fruit Grower

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Matt Gomm, orchard leader at the Burnside Trust, has been named as the first ever Gisborne Young Fruit Grower of the Year at a gala awards dinner on Thursday night. Read more »

Apiculture New Zealand Conference

Press Release – Apiculture NZ

Beekeepers, packers, processors, and affiliated businesses from the apiculture industry are gearing up for the Apiculture New Zealand National Conference and Trade Exhibition, opening next Sunday, 22 July in Blenheim. Read more »

Claimants concur with Peters’ $800M Psa liability estimate

Article – BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) – The successful claimants in the kiwifruit lawsuit against the government for negligence in allowing the devastating Psa virus into New Zealand say they concur with acting Prime Minister Winston Peters’ estimate of up to $800 … Read more »

Interim report on origin of food bill

Press Release – Primary Production Committee

The Primary Production Committee has today published its interim report on the Consumers Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill. The report was presented to provide an update on the proposed recommendations for amendment to the bill and seek feedback … Read more »

Maize sector buoyant after strong growing season

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Levels of confidence are returning to New Zealands maize sector, with a healthy rise in average yields and prices remaining firm at around $400/tonne. Read more »

Seeka Markets Northland Horticultural Orchards

Press Release – Seeka

Te Puke, 10 July 2018: Seeka Limited has released its information memorandum to market nine horticultural properties in Northland. The properties are proposed to be sold by tender with orchard management and postharvest supply contracts back to Seeka. … Read more »

Inaugural Gisborne Young Grower contest this Thursday

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Some of the best young horticulturalists in Gisborne will compete in the first Gisborne Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition, to be held in Waerengaahika on Thursday, 12 July. Read more »

New name, business as usual for well-known pasture company

Press Release – Barenbrug Agriseeds

The name behind some of New Zealands most widely used farm pastures, including Trojan, Shogun, Tyson and Rohan, has changed this month to better reflect its global connections. Read more »

Tractor sales up across all sectors

Press Release – Tractor and Machinery Association

Sales of tractors are up more than 25% on this time last year and all sectors are showing buoyancy, says new NZ Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) president, John Tulloch. Read more »

“A fantastic experience” – Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Dillon Peterson of Hoddys Fruit Co has prevailed against five other entrants to be named Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018 at an event in Richmond on Friday night. Read more »

Seeka shares drop as First NZ begins coverage

Article – BusinessDesk

July 6 (BusinessDesk) – Broking firm First NZ Capital began coverage of Seeka, New Zealand’s top grower of kiwifruit, with a neutral recommendation, as a positive earnings outlook offsets key risks including the companys high debt, horticultural … Read more »

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