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Zespri signals upside for grower payments in 2020

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwifruit marketer Zespri is forecasting a potential lift of up to 6 percent in payments to growers this season. Read more »

Horticulture welcomes call for protection of versatile land

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

An environmental report released last week further substantiates Horticulture New Zealands concerns about ongoing urban and lifestyle block expansion into prime growing land, and shows that urgent action is required to slow this down. Read more »

Better data will help us do a better job – Federated Farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released today will help all New Zealanders, not just farmers, identify the priorities for action. Read more »

Ensuring the safety of pesticides within New Zealand

Press Release – Agcarm

A culture of trepidation about consuming foods which have been exposed to pesticides is misleading and has sparked much confusion of late. Read more »

SOUR MILK – There is a sour side to our white gold

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Wellington will be taking action at Parliament at 3pm on the 17th of April 2019 to draw attention to the sour side of our white gold. Esteemed freshwater ecologist Dr. Mike Joy will be speaking about the issues of intensive … Read more »

New workers help kiwifruit industry pick and pack

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) are pleased that since the announcement of the declaration on 5 April, around 250 people have successfully applied to vary the conditions of their visitor visas to work in the labour shortage declaration … Read more »

Easing Trend Continues

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 57 less farm sales (-14.7%) for the three months ended March 2019 than for the three months ended March 2018. Overall, there were 331 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Garlic production property for sale

Press Release – Bayley’s Real Estate

Garlic production property for sale offers investors a tasty investment opportunity Read more »

Last fruit fly controls lifted as no further flies detected

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Biosecurity Minister Damien OConnor has today expressed his thanks to Biosecurity New Zealand, the horticulture industry and everyone working on the fruit fly response in Auckland, as well as residents in the affected suburbs. Biosecurity New Zealand … Read more »

Last controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables lifted

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland north shore suburb of Northcote have been lifted, with no further Queensland fruit flies being detected. Read more »

US citrus ban not expected to affect retail supply

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – A temporary halt to US citrus imports is not expected to affect retail fruit supplies, the Ministry for Primary Industries says. Read more »

Feijoa Season is Here

Press Release – 5 A Day

Its time to celebrate New Zealands feijoa season, adding variety and a nutritional punch to Autumns fruit bowls and lunch boxes. New Zealand Nutrition Foundation Chief Executive Sarah Hanrahan says people tend not to eat enough fruit and feijoas … Read more »

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