10 years of trading and better than ever!

Press Release – Project Lyttelton

This coming Saturday 6th September the Lyttelton Farmers Market will celebrate its 9th Birthday meaning it has been trading for 10 years! Come and join in the celebrations and help sing happy birthday to a much loved market. Read more »

Taxpayer Awards the Polluter

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

The National party announced it will spend $200 million of taxpayers and ratepayers money to buy stream side land on dirty dairy farms. The New Zealand Institute of Forestry has consistently demanded the Government stop paying the polluters to pollute … Read more »

Time Has Come for Sensible Cannabis Laws

Press Release – Internet MANA

Internet MANA wants a complete review of New Zealand drug laws, with an immediate focus on cannabis law reform. Read more »

the state of our environment | August 2014

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Apart from temperatures being pretty bleak through August, we otherwise fared from pretty good to fabulous. Although August felt awfully grim there were a number of positives – we were pretty much dead-eye dick on normal August rainfall, spookily … Read more »

Seeka offers kiwifruit growers share incentive for supply

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the fruit grower and coolstore and packhouse operator, is looking to secure kiwifruit supply over the next three years by offering growers shares in return for exclusive supply from their orchards. Read more »

IrrigationNZ applauds National’s Water Policy

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand supports Nationals 2014 Water Policy announced today which recognises the value of irrigation and which continues to place the responsibility of cleaning up New Zealands waterways with the community. Read more »

Certainty for customers a prime advantage

Press Release – BBC Technologies

Hong Kong, September 3rd – New Zealand company BBC Technologies will be consolidating business operations in Asia this week as the company matches its world-leading capability in solutions for the horticulture industry with spiralling demand in the fast growing … Read more »

Govt backing for Waikato freshwater project

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced funding of $135,000 towards a project run by Waikato Regional Council to better understand and overcome the barriers farmers face in reducing contaminants running off their land into water ways. Read more »

$150,000 for Marlborough freshwater project

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will provide $150,000 to support the set-up of an e-planning system to enable efficient water allocation in Marlborough, Environment Minister Amy Adams announced today. Read more »

Compac Sorting Equipment win prestigious international award

Press Release – Compac Sorting Equipment

Tuesday 2 September 2014, Auckland Compac Sorting Equipments success as a world leader in horticulture postharvest technology has recently been recognised by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). Compac was awarded the inaugural … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for 6th month in August, ANZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a sixth straight month in August, taking the index to a 17-month low, led by declining dairy prices, in part due to an oversupply in China. Read more »

Be Good to Bees Because … September is Bee Aware Month

Press Release – National Beekeepers Association

September is Bee Aware Month and the National Beekeepers Association is urging all Kiwis to promote and protect the New Zealand bee population. Read more »

High value fungi may offer new industry for NZ

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

1 September 2014 Scientists could open up new opportunities for the New Zealand forestry industry following recent research into the cultivation and commercialization of two edible fungi crops: saffron milk cap (Lactarius deliciosus) and Bianchetto truffle … Read more »

Two men arrested in relation to avocado orchard burglaries

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have found about 400 stolen avocados at a Whangarei address following a search warrant this morning. Read more »

Challenge boosts protection of biological heritage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The National Science Challenge New Zealands Biological Heritage Ng Koiora Tuku Iho is to receive funding of $25.8 million over five years for research to protect and manage the countrys biodiversity, improve our biosecurity, and … Read more »

Growing a nation of gardeners

Press Release – Goode PR

29 August 2014 Growing a nation of gardeners – NZ Gardener celebrates 70 years in print Read more »

Scales first-half profit falls on European apple price fall

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp, the listed fruit and vegetables logistics company, said first-half profit fell 22 percent from a year earlier, reflecting lower apple prices and the one-off costs of its NZX listing. Read more »

New regional pest management plan now operative

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Councils new regional pest management plan has today been put into operation on the casting vote of the chairperson Paula Southgate. Read more »

iAgri reaches ground Xero

Press Release – I-Agri Technology

Xerocon Australia 2014 proved to be the perfect launch pad for iAgri, the agri-add on partner for Xeros farm accountancy solution. Read more »

Manuka honey sector gets boost with trial expansion

Press Release – Landcorp

The lucrative Manuka honey healthcare market is set to expand after New Zealands largest farmer, Landcorp Farming, announced itll be planting an additional 93 hectares of mnuka honey trees. Read more »

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