Power-affected hill country farmers coping well

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Group

A visit to the hill country north of Napier today has reassured the Hawkes Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group that people who have been without power since Saturday morning are coping well. Read more »

New Zealand plants another million apple trees

Press Release – Pipfruit New Zealand

A million more new apple trees are being planted across the country as international demand for New Zealand apples continues to soar, the industrys leader announced today. Read more »

Horticultural Pioneer John Paynter receives top honours

Press Release – Pipfruit New Zealand

Horticultural pioneer John Paynter, whose lifetime ambition is seeing Hastings Heretaunga Plains planted in fruit trees, is this years recipient of the Pipfruit New Zealand Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Pipfruit Industry. Read more »

Kiwifruit spray season starts

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are encouraging open dialogue between kiwifruit growers and their neighbours as the kiwifruit spray season starts this month. Read more »

Big cities dominate NZ young horticulturalist contest

Press Release – Young Horticulturist Of The Year

The New Zealand Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016 competition — traditionally dominated by the regions — has taken a surprising twist this year with the Auckland and Wellington regions making a clean sweep of early results. Read more »

Agcarm President to the 69th Agcarm Annual Conference

Speech – Agcarm

New Zealand farmers and growers have been exporting food and fibre for over 150 years. Our primary industry export revenue is estimated to reach over $36.7 billion in the year ending June 2016. Read more »

Financial sting from honeybee loss

Press Release – Lincoln University

Financial sting from honeybee loss New Zealand agriculture stands to lose $295-728 million annually if the local honeybee population continues to decline, according to a new study into the economic consequences of a decline in pollination rates. … Read more »

Have your say on kiwifruit, pipfruit and potato insecticide

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking your views on an application to import an insecticide, called Celsius, to control pests found in kiwifruit, pipfruit and potato crops. The applicant, Adria New Zealand Limited, is looking to import … Read more »

“No peas, no weevil” ban now in place in Wairarapa

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Controls to rid the Wairarapa of the insect pest pea weevil are now formally in place. Read more »

More Regions Move to Officially Become GM Free

Press Release – Pure Hawke’s Bay

More Regions Move to Officially Become GM Free The campaign to keep Hawkes Bay GM Free took another step forward today with the Auckland Plan Hearings Panel recommending the adoption of similar GMO Free rules to Hastings Council. Read more »

Northland Food and Wines to star at Auckland Food Show

Press Release – Northland Inc

Nine of Northlands finest award-winning food and wine producers will be out to tantalise the tastebuds when they debut on the inaugural Northland stand at the prestigious Auckland Food Show this week. Read more »

NZ annual fruit exports jump, led by record kiwifruit sales

Article – BusinessDesk

July 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand fruit exports have been the shining star of commodities over the past year, countering a weak period for exports of dairy products. Read more »

Kiwifruit exports reach record levels

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In June 2016, kiwifruit exports rose $105 million (47 percent) from June 2015 to reach $331 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. Overall, goods exports rose $109 million (2.6 percent) in June 2016 (to $4.3 billion). Read more »

Govt seeking business, philanthropy for predator-free policy

Press Release – BusinessDesk

The government is seeking funding from businesses and philanthropists to support its “aspirational” policy, announced today, to make New Zealand predator-free by 2050. Read more »

Pea growers work with MPI to rid Wairarapa of weevil pest

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), and local pea growers, are planning urgent action to eradicate a small Wairarapa population of a newly discovered weevil that damages pea crops. Read more »

Predator Free NZ 2050 to be a massive team effort

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Achieving the goal of a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050 will require a massive team effort across the public, private, iwi and community sectors, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. Read more »

New Zealand to be Predator Free by 2050

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050. While once the greatest threat to our native wildlife was poaching and deforestation it is now introduced predators, … Read more »

Organic Apple Grower Plants Big in New Varieties

Press Release – Bostock New Zealand

New Zealands largest organic apple grower, Bostock New Zealand has been making the most of the sunny Hawkes Bay weather, busily planting about 4000 new apple trees each day. The company has been pulling out its old apple varieties and planting … Read more »

Home Grown tobacco claims about protecting profits

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

It is common practice for the Tobacco Industry to play on fears about illicit trade as they have done recently here in New Zealand with home grown tobacco. Read more »

Vegetable grower from Pukekohe wins horticulture title

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Andrew Hutchinson from Pukekohe, Auckland, was crowned Young Grower of the Year at tonights awards dinner in his home town. He has been identified by industry leaders as a shining example of the exceptional young talent in our $5 billion horticultural … Read more »

« Previous PageNext Page »