Growers Market Part of Whangarei’s Social & Economic Fabric

Press Release – NorthTec

From its humble beginnings in 1998, the thriving Whangarei Growers Market has become a significant community asset and is well woven into economic and social fabric of the community. Read more »

Seeka will pay as much as $6.25M for Glassfields

Article – BusinessDesk

Seeka will pay as much as $6.25M for Glassfields as it chases growth outside of kiwifruit Read more »

FoodHQ welcomes ESR

Press Release – FoodHQ

FoodHQ today announced that ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research) has become the newest member of the collaboration. FoodHQ, New Zealands international gateway for collaborative food research, generates value for the global food industry … Read more »

The Nation 5/4/14: Supermarkets, Shane Jones, Dan Wootton

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation this weekend fresh allegations of bullying by Countdown supermarkets owner Progressive Enterprises. Our new host Lisa Owen will speak exclusively to the Mad Butcher chief executive Michael Morton and Local Government New Zealand president … Read more »

Field work ramps up to tackle Queensland fruit fly

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Some 70 field workers are out in Whangarei today setting additional traps to lure any Queensland fruit flies that may be in the area. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Climate concerns, fruit fly, milk

Column – Science Media Centre

In This Issue: IPCC; Fruit fly fears; A2 milk; Sciblogs highlights; New from the SMC; Research highlights; Sci-tech events Read more »

Labour calls for ban on fruit imported from high-risk areas

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is calling on the Government to immediately ban the importation of fruit from high-risk areas after the discovery of the second Queensland fruit fly in Whangarei today, Labours Primary Industries spokesperson Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Latest fruit fly discovery raises serious questions

Press Release – Green Party

The discovery of yet another fruit fly in Whangarei raises serious questions about our biosecurity preparedness, the Green Party said today. Three Queensland fruit flies have been discovered in New Zealand since May 2012. Read more »

Fruit Fly – Controls restrict fruit and vege movements

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has placed controls on the movement of whole fresh fruit and some vegetables out of a specific area of Whangarei after a single male Queensland fruit fly was found in a surveillance trap. Read more »

MPI finds another Queensland fruit fly in Whangarei

Article – BusinessDesk

April 3 (BusinessDesk) A second Queensland fruit fly has been trapped at a site in Whangarei just 400 metres from where another single example of the insect was found in January. Read more »

Ambitious new PGP programme for avocado industry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming an ambitious new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme for the avocado industry, which aims to triple productivity and quadruple returns by 2023. Read more »

NZ Avocados set to “Go Global” with New Govt Partnership

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Avocado Industry Council announced today it will partner with the Ministry for Primary Industries in a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme called Go Global a five year programme to increase the productivity and capability within … Read more »

Farm company fined over tractor death

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Waikato company, Sundale Farms Limited, has been fined $25,400 over the death of a worker killed by a runaway remote controlled tractor. Read more »

Foodstuffs, Loscam Partner to Enhance Produce Supply Chain

Press Release – Loscam

Grocery retailer and wholesaler, Foodstuffs North Island and Loscam, Asia Pacifics leader in returnable packaging solutions, have announced a new joint initiative focussed on delivering a best in class packaging solution for their fresh produce supply chain. Read more »

Rural Bachelors needed

Press Release – Mystery Creek

Are you a Kiwi or Aussie rural bloke? The opportunity of a lifetime, and a prize pool of over $20,000, is open for you – as long as you are single! Read more »

Guy: NZ productivity for the Colombian agricultural sector

Speech – New Zealand Government

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is my great pleasure to be back in Colombia. In March last year I accompanied our Prime Minister John Key to your country where we had a very successful visit. Our Prime Minister and your President Santos … Read more »

ALCP Opens Candidate Pool for Nominations

Press Release – Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party has opened nominations for its candidate pool for the 2014 General Election. Existing and new members are invited to state their interest in standing as an electorate or list candidate. Read more »

Dam cracks

Press Release – BayBuzz

By now, everyone knows Trustpower has pulled out as a prospective $50-60 million investor in the CHB dam. Read more »

Pests costing economy and environment billions

Press Release – Royal Society Of New Zealand

Weeds, wasps, rats and sea squirts are among a swarm of pests and diseases costing New Zealands economy and environment dearly, according to a new report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand. Read more »

The Importance of Budgeting & Tax Planning for Farmers

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

The financial year-end is near for farmers, but there is still time for them to manage profit levels in a way that could help avoid potential high interest penalties on tax payments, says Neil McAra, Managing Principal – Southland, for Crowe Horwath. Read more »

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