Students recognised for promoting primary sector careers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated a group of school students from Whangarei for their work promoting the primary industries to their peers. Read more »

Spring brings lower vegetable prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In November 2014, food prices fell 0.5 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows no change overall in October and a 0.8 percent fall in September. Read more »

Explore Kemp House garden at your own pace

Press Release – Heritage New Zealand

Visitors to Kerikeris Kemp House and Stone Store can now explore its Garden of National Significance at their own pace. A new self-guided garden tour of the Kerikeri Mission Station has been launched in anticipation of the upcoming summer tourist … Read more »

Police investigating fatal quad bike incident

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Tararua Police attended a rural property this morning in Dannevirke where a male farm worker died after the quad bike he was riding rolled down a slope. Read more »

T&G spends $25.8 million on two tomato growers

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Turners & Growers, the fruit marketer majority owned by Germany’s BayWa, bought two New Zealand tomato farms for $25.8 million to bolster its supply. Read more »

Why the Amazing Avocado Will Help Curb Cravings

Press Release – New Zealand Avocado

Research shows adding a few slices of avocado to your lunch will slash your desire to eat over the next three hours by 40 per cent compared to eating the same meal without it. Read more »

Light on weight but heavy on performance

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Gardeners celebrate! The struggle to lift heavy bags of potting mix in and out of the car is now a thing of the past. Daltons have released an innovative new product called Easy Lift Potting Mix that has been designed especially for those who need … Read more »

New Youth Garden – safe space for sexual abuse survivors

Press Release – HELP Foundation

HELP have opened a new outdoor area, specially designed for young women who have been affected by sexual abuse and assault to regenerate, reflect and heal. Based in Auckland, HELP are a specialist organisation who support survivors and facilitate … Read more »

Switched on Gardener businesses for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

Simon Anderson and Brendon Bradley of Bayleys Real Estate Tauranga have confirmed they have received a listing authority from the Director of the Switched on Gardener chain of retail shops to arrange a sale of the business on a tender basis. Read more »

National Award for Pauatahanui Burial Ground Roses

Press Release – Porirua City Council

A passion for heritage roses has led to national recognition for a Porirua woman and the rose collection she has nurture for 23 years at the Pauatahanui Burial Ground in Porirua City. Read more »

Another industry signs up for biosecurity partnership

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed Pipfruit New Zealand onboard as the third industry to join the Governments biosecurity partnership. The Deed of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response … Read more »

Commodity prices fall for ninth month in November, led by mi

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices declined for the ninth consecutive month in November, to the lowest level since February last year, as milk powder prices fell to five-year lows. Read more »

Worm composting workshop for Rotorua locals

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is giving locals the opportunity to attend a worm composting workshop this weekend in one of its final sustainability events for the year. Read more »

Celebrate fresh seasonal summer produce

Press Release – 5 Plus A Day

Fresh seasonal produce makes it easy to create delicious, healthy meals over summer, according to 5+ A Day. Strawberries, blueberries, asparagus, stonefruit, tomatoes and other seasonal produce contain a variety of minerals and vitamins that are important … Read more »

Seeka:Competitive base pricing for packing kiwifruit harvest

Press Release – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries

Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Ltd (NZX:SEK) has laid down the gauntlet to other post-harvest operators with the release to growers of a highly competitive base pricing structure for the 2015 season. Read more »

Extra funds kick off Children’s Garden project

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Construction looks likely to start on the Wellington Childrens Garden in mid-2015, thanks to an agreement for further funding of $650,000 from the Charles Plimmer Bequest. Read more »

One year anniversary of trade deal marked

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Trade Minister Tim Groser have welcomed the one year anniversary today of the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on … Read more »

Kiwifruit Claim Filed in High Court in Wellington

Press Release – The Kiwifruit Claim

The Kiwifruit Claims statement of claim has been filed in the High Court in Wellington this afternoon. Read more »

Water Shortage Direction for Opihi River and tributaries

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

A Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha will come into force from Monday December 1 for a term of 14 days. Read more »

International Award for Rockit apple

Press Release – Rockit Apple

The global sensation Rockit apple has scored an international award, taking out the New Zealand-Taiwan Business Excellence Award in Taipei last night. Read more »

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