Horticulture export act to be updated

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has introduced a bill to update and futureproof the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority Act 1987. The proposed changes in the bill will update the export framework and enable New Zealand industries to be … Read more »

First Seasonal Workers Swing into Action in NZ Orchards

Press Release – Bostock New Zealand

The first seasonal workers have swung into action in New Zealands apple orchards, preparing the trees for another bumper crop. Read more »

Symposium explores the future of plant protection

Press Release – Lincoln University

Leading New Zealand scientists met at Lincoln University last week to discuss research that will strengthen New Zealands agriculture sector and help protect the environment. The symposium, organised by the Bio-Protection Research Centre, brought together … Read more »

Tutū Cider from Ancestral Lands in Nelson

Press Release – Kono Beverages

The top of the Souths leading indigenous food and beverage producer, Kono NZ, are proud to release their very first cider, Tut Cider. This delicious single varietal cider is crafted using the companys very own Fuji apples that are sun ripened … Read more »

EPA seeks submissions on agents to control tutsan

Press Release – Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes submissions on an application to introduce a moth and a leaf-feeding beetle as biological control agents. If approved for release, the moth Lathronympha strigana and the leaf-feeding beetle Chrysolina … Read more »

Ravensdown’s spring super cap worth $1.3 million to farmers

Press Release – Ravensdown

The difference between the two superphosphate manufacturers web-listed price for customers buying super-based products between 1 September and 1 December has meant Ravensdown returned savings of about $1.3 million to its farmers. Read more »

Gimblett Gravels District confirmed as red wine hot spot

Press Release – Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association

The Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District cemented its position as New Zealands top spot for fuller bodied reds, collecting trophies for both Syrah and Merlot at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards last weekend. Chairman of the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers … Read more »

Award thanks to Eastern Bay of Plenty farmers

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Nukuhou River has won the Bay of Plentys most-improved river title for 2015. Read more »

HortNZ Warns Government Not to ‘Cherry Pick’ Recommendations

Press Release – HortNZ

Horticulture New Zealand supports the 60 recommendations made in the report released today by the Land and Water Forum. But it does so with stern words of caution for the Government, that it cannot cherry-pick its way through the recommendations. This … Read more »

Land and Water Forum’s focus is money, not protection

Press Release – Green Party

The Land and Water Forums mandate should be improving water quality, not making as much money from water as possible before the environment collapses, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Kiwifruit Claim Concerned About Increasing Biosecurity Risks

Press Release – The Kiwifruit Claim

With climate change increasing the risk of foreign sub-tropical pests to the horticulture industry, it is more important than ever that the government gets serious about its responsibilities to safeguard New Zealands biosecurity, Kiwifruit Claim chairman … Read more »

Exports and imports both fall in October 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The trade deficit widened to $963 million in October 2015, compared with a deficit of $892 million for the same period last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Exports fell more than imports. Read more »

Cutting Pampas down to size

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Made possible through MPIs Sustainable Farming Fund, researchers have found 2 planthopper insects and a fungus from South America as possible biocontrol solutions to attack pampas grass. Read more »

Man O’ War Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015

Press Release – Man O War Vineyards

Not only has Man O War Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015 been named Supreme Champion in the Royal Easter Show Olive Oil Awards for the second year in a row which is unprecedented in the history of this competition, Man O War has also won Olives New Zealands … Read more »

Ag’s Young Guns Inspire

Press Release – Zanda McDonald Award

Six of agricultures most innovative young professionals have been shortlisted for the 2016 Zanda McDonald Award. The six three from New Zealand and three from Australia were selected for their strong leadership skills, being visionary and … Read more »

Peters: opening the Mattamore Building, Meadow Mushrooms

Speech – New Zealand First Party

It is a genuine pleasure to be at a 100 per cent New Zealand-owned success story, which Meadow Mushrooms is. We need many more companies like this if we are to have that brighter future we all hope for. Read more »

Leading South Island cucumber growing operation for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

A successful Canterbury horticultural operation, which is the leading supplier of telegraph cucumbers in the South Island has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Strengthening Spring Rural Market

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 12 more farm sales (+3.5%) for the three months ended October 2015 than for the three months ended October 2014. Overall, there were 358 farm sales in the three … Read more »

Lower Waitaki Zone Committee focuses on water monitoring

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Lower Waitaki Zone Committee focuses on water monitoring and farm portals The Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury Zone Committee will meet at 9:30am in Oamaru on Wednesday 18 November for its monthly water management meeting. A key focus for … Read more »

Young Viticulturist of the Year wins Young Horticulturist

Press Release – Young Viticulturist of the Year

Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year wins Young Horticulturist of the Year Congratulations to Caleb Dennis, Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015. He represented the Viticultural sector in this tough and prestigious competition. Young Horticulturist of the Year … Read more »

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