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Potato virus detected in Canterbury

Press Release – Biosecurity NZ

Biosecurity New Zealand is working with Potatoes New Zealand to respond to a detection of Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) in potato tubers in Canterbury. Read more »

Waimea Dam Bill widely supported at first reading

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Support has been welcomed from National, Labour, NZ First and Act parties for the introduction of the Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill that saw 112 votes in support to eight opposed and its referral to the Governance … Read more »

Trade, Treaty obligations to fore in plant variety review

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – A review of intellectual property protection for new plant varieties will grapple with requirements of trade agreements and recommendations the Waitangi Tribunal has made on Mori guardianship. Read more »

Shareholders approve amendments to Constitution

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

92.27% vote in support of constitutional changes The vote return percentage was 27.48% of eligible votes. Votes were received from 612 eligible voters, out of a total 6,751 eligible voters. Read more »

MBIE funds further research into myrtle rust

Press Release – Landcare Research

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research has won three Endeavour bids, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Endeavour, for research programmes focusing on bird restoration, ecosystem resilience, and erosion control. Read more »

Queensland strawberry issue

Press Release – Foodstuffs Limited

Ahead of the New Zealand strawberry season kicking off, New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square stores are stocking some Australian strawberries. Read more »

Brisk weather brings broccoli prices down

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Broccoli prices fell 27 percent in August 2018, and 32 percent for the year, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Vodafone upgrades rural internet connections for Pāmu

Press Release – Pamu Farms

Vodafone provides improved internet connectivity to over 300,000ha of farmland, allowing New Zealands largest pastoral farming company to run its business more efficiently. The Rural Connect Project sees Vodafone successfully bringing fast and reliable internet … Read more »

Young Farmer of the Year contest to undergo major overhaul

Press Release – New Zealand Young Farmers

New Zealands longest-running agricultural contest the FMG Young Farmer of the Year is set to undergo a major overhaul. The revamp is designed to entice more women to enter the iconic contest and to help showcase the countrys food story. As part … Read more »

Apple and stonefruit industry members seek clarity

Press Release – Catalyst Communications

Following MPIs revised directions issued under s122 of the Biosecurity Act, the affected apple and stonefruit industry group is taking some time to fully review the new directions and the accompanying testing plan. Read more »

Kiwifruit, apple exporters help drive 2.6% growth in trade

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s wholesale trade expanded for a 10th straight quarter, with strong sales for fruit exporters underpinning the gain. Read more »

Fruit exports boost wholesale trade in June quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Fruit exports drove wholesale trade sales up in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

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