Primary Industries Champions unveiled

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new programme celebrating and promoting careers in the primary sector has been launched tonight by Prime Minister John Key, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and senior Ministers at National Fieldays. Read more »

Horticulture Supports Primary Sector Skills Funding

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes a new pilot programme which aims to encourage tertiary education providers to work more closely with primary industry. Read more »

Growing Appetite For NZ Blueberries Produces Record Sales

Press Release – New Zealand Blueberries.

AUCKLAND, 10 June 2016: Huge demand for New Zealand blueberries is being welcomed by local growers who have exported a record 1.37 million kilograms of fruit this season. Read more »

NZ commodity prices lift in May as horticulture shines

Article – BusinessDesk

June 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices lifted in May, led by horticulture. Read more »

CropLogic Secures New Licence for Global Growth

Press Release – CropLogic

Christchurch, 2 June 2016 – Precision agriculture firm CropLogic has signed an exclusive agreement with the New Zealand Institute of Plant & Food Research to expand the marketing of its patented technology to corn, wheat, soybean and cotton farmers in … Read more »

Kiwi Farmers plough through the most 4G data

Press Release – Spark

Spark has found that farmers and the rural sector are consistently the highest users of 4G data across all of New Zealand. Read more »

$69.8m towards eliminating bovine TB

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2016 confirms $69.8 million of new operating funding over the next four years to help eradicate bovine tuberculosis, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says. Read more »

Seeka’s avocado policy pays off

Press Release – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Limited

Te Puke, 26 May, 2016 — Seeka Kiwifruit Industries commitment to its avocado growers has paid off with average export returns of $26.86 per export tray for the 2015-16 season, well up on last seasons $16.64 per export tray. Read more »

Avocados Break Record for New Zealand Sales at $41 million

Press Release – NZ Avacado

TAURANGA, Thursday 26 May 2016: New Zealands love affair with avocados has produced record-breaking domestic sales of $41 million during the 2015-16 season. Read more »

Be part of the great persimmon rescue

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Volunteers are being sought to help save more than 20 tonnes of persimmons from rotting on a Matangi farm. Read more »

Record-breaking 2015/16 kiwifruit season

Press Release – Zespri

The 2015/16 kiwifruit season broke records for the industry and Zespri with the biggest-ever total return to growers, highest-ever Green return per hectare and record sales volumes for both Zespri Green and Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit. Read more »

Kiwifruit industry in “sweet spot” with record grower return

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – The 2015/2016 season for kiwifruit marketer Zespri has been a record-breaker on several fronts biggest total grower return, highest Green fruit return per hectare, and record sales volumes for both Green and SunGold kiwifruit. Read more »

Opotiki Council helps gets local economy going in Ōmaio

Press Release – Opotiki District Council

ptiki District Council today announced a five year rates relief for Mori land owners looking to lead a kiwifruit development project at maio The kaupapa (project) will see up to 150 hectares of Mori-owned land converted from maize to kiwifruit … Read more »

Zespri Kiwifruit Strives for Growth Across North America

Press Release – Zespri

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In response to the very positive consumer reaction to Zespri Kiwifruit last season, Zespri today announces plans to significantly grow its volume across North America in 2016. In fact, Zespri’s growth … Read more »

Uncontrolled Urban Sprawl Will Increase Vegetable Prices

Press Release – HortNZ

Its a simple equation: Auckland spreads its housing into our fruit and vegetable production land = we all pay more for food. Read more »

NZ primary sector needs story to sell globally

Article – BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand needs to develop a new primary sector story to help sell its products to the world, says Mike Petersen, New Zealands special agricultural trade envoy. Read more »

NZ food prices rise 0.3% in April as Kiwis pay more

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ food prices rise 0.3% in April as Kiwis pay more for fruit and veges, less for beef and chicken Read more »

Guy: Speech to the B3 biosecurity conference

Press Release – New Zealand Government

As you know, Ive always said that biosecurity is my number one priority as Minister. Read more »

The money’s in the honey

Press Release – Lincoln University

A dawning realisation that unused blocks of manuka covered land could be an untapped source of sustainable income is attracting a steadily increasing number of students of all ages in Northland to train in apiculture. Read more »

Pipfruit New Zealand gains role in protecting NZ biosecurity

Press Release – Pipfruit New Zealand

New Zealands $700 million pipfruit industry says it will have greater confidence in the countrys biosecurity system now that it will play an influencing role in helping to manage and govern biosecurity and risk. Read more »

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