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Dr Nick Albert wins Royal Society Te Apārangi Hamilton Award

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Nick Albert has received the Hamilton Award, the Royal Society Te Aprangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Science. The award celebrates his contributions to the future development of new fruit varieties … Read more »

MBIE Investigating Frozen Fries Import Threat

Press Release – Potatoes New Zealand

The New Zealand potato industry are relieved that the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) trade remedies team has now launched an investigation into the proven threat of surplus frozen fries being imported into New Zealand. This MBIE … Read more »

Orchard Oasis On City’s Edge

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

173C Belk Road South Tauranga An expansive, high quality kiwifruit orchard located close to Tauranga city represents a mix of scale and quality likely to draw strong interest from orchardists seeking a quality, profitable operating investment. The … Read more »

Forget Contiki, Sign Up For Pick Tiki And Have An Epic Summer Adventure

Press Release – New Zealand Apples and Pears

Young Kiwis are being encouraged to take on a working holiday over summer, earning cash and making new friends while exploring some of the best regions in Aotearoa. A new online job service has just been launched, Pick Tiki , the brainchild … Read more »

IrrigationNZ Delighted Northland Water Storage First ‘fast Track’ Project Approved

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is pleased to see that approval of a much needed water storage project in Northland to support horticulture, agriculture and provide drinking water is the first cab off the rank under the Governments Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-Track … Read more »

Businesses Rot As A Result Of Government Negligence

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Horticultural businesses will rot as a direct result of the Governments negligence, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Even with the help of MSD, growers like Perrys Berries cant get sufficient Kiwi workers to pick fruit. The overseas workers … Read more »

Scientists Are Cracking The Code To Kiwifruit Pollination Success Using A “digital Twin”

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research scientists and collaborators from the USA have compiled more than 30 years of field-based data from kiwifruit research to create digital twins of pollination processes in kiwifruit orchards, and have used these to predict … Read more »

Growers Employment Expo In Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Hawkes Bay growers are facing their most challenging season, with about 10,000 workers needed between November and April for thinning, picking, packing and processing the regions world renowned produce. COVID-19 has severely impacted the availability … Read more »

Organic Certifier Launches New Website And Licensee Portal Aiming To Simplify Certification

Press Release – BioGro

BioGro NZ have made vast improvements to their technological platforms throughout 2020 by launching a new public-facing website and licensee portal for BioGro Customers. The public-facing website boasts a refreshed and modern look with much easier navigation, … Read more »

Blackenbrook Wins Trophy For 2020 Pinot Blanc

Press Release – Blackenbrook Vineyard

Two trophies for the winerys new varietal in as many years clean-cut 2020 Pinot Blanc bottle  22 October Blackenbrook Vineyards 2020 Pinot Blanc received the Trophy in the Other White Wine Varieties class from the New Zealand International … Read more »

The Birth Of New Zealand’s Newest Charity Wine Brand

Press Release – Hope Wines

The birth of New Zealands newest charity wine brand, in partnership with one of New Zealands most recognisable mental health charities Hey Mike, would you be interested in creating a range of wines that donate to your cause? Our family … Read more »

Rural NZ Remains Resilient

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 131 more farm sales (+48.5%) for the three months ended September 2020 than for the three months ended September 2019. Overall, there were 401 farm sales in … Read more »

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