Application to import the herbicide Monument

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

Keeping sports grounds, playing fields and golf courses weed free could get easier if plans to import a liquid turf herbicide are approved. Read more »

New Zealand’s sustainable wine production takes centre stage

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand Winegrowers Sustainable Because video has received three category nominations at this years Annual Taste Awards in Los Angeles, California. Read more »

Government decision on workers welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

The kiwifruit industry has welcomed the Governments announcement of an additional 1000 seasonal workers for the coming season. Read more »

Ngaruroro’s Water Conservation Order and the TANK Plan

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

HBRCs Regional Planning Committee today discussed the outstanding values of different parts of the Ngaruroro River and how best to protect them. Read more »

Increase in seasonal workers welcomed

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

An increase of 1,000 seasonal workers announced by Government today brings some welcome relief to the growing horticulture industry, says Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman. Read more »

Another 400 hectares of SunGold licence for 2017

Press Release – Zespri

At the end of a record-breaking 2016 season, Zespri is continuing to invest in future growth by announcing the release of another 400 hectares of its gold kiwifruit variety SunGold next year. Read more »

Crown Irrigation Invests up to $3.4m in North Canterbury

Press Release – Crown Irrigation Investments

Crown Irrigation Invests up to $3.4m in North Canterbury some good news for the region Read more »

Offers of Help and Cash Flow In For Quake Hit Farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A week out from the 7.8 earthquake, offers of help logged with the Federated Farmers 0800 FARMING line have topped 300. Read more »

Biosecurity Week to Kick Off with Public Event

Press Release – Biosecurity Week

Come down to the Port of Tauranga in Mount Maunganui on Monday 21 November for the Biosecurity Week Public Day. There will be competitions, giveaways and games, plus see the biosecurity beagle dog demonstration, learn about your local port and chat … Read more »

Nominations open for 2017 Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal

Press Release – Kiwifruit Industry Advisory Council

The Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal judging panel is once again asking the kiwifruit industry to nominate their finest leaders for the prestigious 2017 award. Read more »

New Zealand set to grow largest ever apple crop

Press Release – Pipfruit New Zealand

Statement – New Zealand apple industry is breaking all records with largest ever apple crop forecast for 2017 Read more »

Forest industry fears emerging forest disease

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

A disease which is devastating trees in the Western United States and Europe is a major threat to New Zealand plantations and ornamental trees, should it ever arrive here. Read more »

REINZ Rural Market Report

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were five fewer farm sales (-1.4%) for the three months ended October 2016 than for the three months ended October 2015. Overall, there were 353 farm sales in the three … Read more »

Exotic brain plant to fund autism research

Press Release – Minds For Minds

Minds for Minds is a research partnership between doctors, researchers and the community to better understand autism in New Zealand. They have joined forces with Zealandia Horticulture Ltd, to raise funds for autism research with the launch of the crested … Read more »

Horticultural Competition to Partner with Te Puke A&P Show

Press Release – Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc.

Organisers of the BOP Young Fruit Grower competition are pleased to announce that for the first time the event will partner with the Te Puke A&P Show on Saturday 11 February 2017. Read more »

Caution needed as irrigators resume business

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Irrigating farmers need to take care as they turn infrastructure back on following Mondays devastating earthquakes. Read more »

Congratulations to Young Horticulturalist of the Year

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates Pukekohe grower Andrew Hutchinson, who was named Young Horticulturalist of the Year at last nights awards dinner in Auckland. Read more »

Seeka lifts 2016 guidance following insurance settlement

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Seeka, the largest kiwifruit grower in New Zealand and Australia, says it has settled a second insurance claim from a 2015 fire, and has updated its earnings guidance to reflect the “extraordinary gain”. Read more »

Two awards for council at NZRA conference

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council claimed two awards at the New Zealand Recreation Association conference in Queenstown last night. Read more »

Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

The winner of New Zealands overall Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015 is Andrew Hutchinson , who is based in Pukekohe. Read more »

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