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 »

Kiwifruit NZ ordered to reconsider marketing proposals

Press Release – BusinessDesk

May 6 (BusinessDesk) – The High Court told kiwifruit industry regulator Kiwifruit New Zealand to reconsider collaborative marketing proposals from Splice Fruit and Seeka Kiwifruit to sell fruit offshore that its board had previously rejected. Read more »

Judgment: Splice Fruit v Kiwifruit Board

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

IN THE MATTER of three decisions of Kiwifruit New Zealand declining applications for collaborative marketing arrangements under the Kiwifruit Export Regulations 1999 Read more »

Hillcountry farmers urged to claim pole position

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

With winter fast approaching, Taranaki hillcountry farmers need to remember the importance of soil stabilisation measures like poplar poles, and take action accordingly. Read more »

Waikato forum: what dairy can learn from kiwifruit crisis

Press Release – DairyNZ

Dairy farmers facing the industrys lowest milk price in years will this month hear lessons learnt by the kiwifruit industry when Psa struck in 2010. Read more »

Weldon saw ‘Agri-Bloomberg’ in Grain Exchange: Ralec counsel

Article – BusinessDesk

May 3 (BusinessDesk) – Former NZX chief Mark Weldon regarded the Clear Grain Exchange as an ‘Agri-Bloomberg’ and was uninterested in previous owner Ralec’s view of its prospects, Ralec’s counsel told the Wellington High Court in opening submissions. Read more »

Zespri to re-pack and release fruit after clearance

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Zespri International will re-pack and release the 1.7 million trays of kiwifruit it placed on hold this month, saying they pose no danger to consumers. Read more »

Horticulture Welcomes Dam Progress

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the announcement of the progress made in funding for the Ruataniwha Dam project in Hawkes Bay. The horticulture industry is reliant on sensible management of freshwater in New Zealand and the provision of water for … Read more »

World Hot Sauce Award winners making Northland ‘Hot’

Press Release – Northland Inc

Two 2016 World Hot Sauce Award winners are making Northland hot for more than its climate, and they are to be congratulated for their success in the American-based competition, says Northland Inc Business Growth Manager David Templeton. Read more »

Farming salaries holding firm despite tough conditions

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Dry stock farmers salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobanks 2015/2016 employee remuneration report. Read more »

Seeka leads industry in developing oil contamination test

Press Release – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Ltd

Te Puke, April 22 – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, working in conjunction with Zespri, has led the way in developing a non-invasive UV testing technology to check trays of export kiwifruit potentially affected by lubricant oil contamination. Seeka is … Read more »

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