Horizons gears up for Central Districts Field Days

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is looking forward to spreading the word on work underway to improve water quality across the Region at Central District Field Days next week. Read more »

New report reveals untapped export opportunity

Press Release – New Zealand Food Innovation Network

Leading national food and beverage innovators say non-dairy powdered food products are in high demand world-wide and New Zealand needs to act quickly to take advantage of an untapped export growth opportunity. Read more »

Central Districts Field Days – one week to go!

Press Release – Central Districts Field Days

Farmers, families and more than 550 agribusinesses and organisations are readying for the best day off the farm as the opening of Central Districts Field Days, New Zealands largest regional agricultural field day event, approaches on Thursday … Read more »

New CE for GrowingNZ

Press Release – GrowingNZ

The work of presenting career opportunities in the primary industries will be in new hands this year. Read more »

Hunter Downs irrigation funding welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 7 March 2017 Media Statement Hunter Downs irrigation funding welcomed Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming a funding grant of $1.37 million for Hunter Downs Water from Crown Irrigation Investments … Read more »

Fruit exports help lift wholesale trade

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Rising fruit exports in the December 2016 quarter saw wholesale trade sales rise for the third quarter in a row, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Zespri brand turns 20, industry aims to double sales

Press Release – Zespri

MEDIA RELEASE: 6 March 2017 Zespri brand turns 20, as industry aims to more than double sales to $4.5 billion by 2025 Read more »

Stellar growing season is producing the world’s best apples

Press Release – Pipfruit New Zealand

New Zealands stellar season is proving why New Zealand is the best place in the world to grow apples. Read more »

T&G Global enters new joint venture in USA

Press Release – T and G

T&G Global Limited (T&G Global) and Grandview Brokerage Limited (GBL), a 65 per cent owned subsidiary of Total Produce plc (Ireland), have agreed to a joint venture in two US produce businesses which will provide their respective grower suppliers … Read more »

RAS and Harcourts looking for rural ambassador

Press Release – Harcourts

Calling all Kiwi young people involved with A&P – could you be the next Rural Ambassador of the Year? Read more »

Farmers – talk to Field Days rural support professionals

Press Release – Northland Rural Support Trust

Drought affected Northland farmers are being urged to talk to Northland Rural Support Trust and others at this weekends Northland Agricultural Field Days. Read more »

Deal affirms Ngāi Tukairangi kiwifruit leadership

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Ngi Tukairangi Trusts acquisition of one of NZs largest kiwifruit orchards is another example of the increasing leadership roles Mori are taking in New Zealand business, says ANZ. Read more »

Kiwis Are Embracing Artisan Food Production

Press Release – Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards

Response to Outstanding Food Producer Awards Proves Kiwis Are Embracing Artisan Horticulture, Agriculture And Production Read more »

T&G Global Achieves 67% Increase in Profit After Tax

Press Release – Turners And Growers

T&G Global Limited and its subsidiary companies (T&G Global) achieved a profit after income tax of $32.4 million for its 2016 financial year (January to December), a 67 per cent increase on its 2015 result of $19.5 million. Overall revenue rose … Read more »

Scales Corporation Delivers Record Underlying Profit

Press Release – Scales Corporation Ltd

FY2016 financial results set new Group record: o Net Profit for the Year of $38.2 million, 6 per cent above FY2015 (Restated). o Underlying Net Profit[1] of $38.6 million, 11 per cent above FY2015 (Restated). o Underlying EBITDA[2] of $67.9 million, … Read more »

Seeka delivers record $10.4m profit for 2016

Press Release – Seeka

Te Puke, 27 February — Seeka (NZX-SEK) has announced an audited net profit after tax of $10.4 million for the 12 months to 31 December, 2016, up 143 per cent on the previous corresponding period (PCP). Turnover increased 24 per cent to $229.4 million, … Read more »

Progress at last on RMA reform; passage in March predicted

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s long-stalled second tranche of reforms to the Resource Management Act is finally on the move again, with the select committee deliberating on the largest bill currently before Parliament due to report back tomorrow. Read more »

Waikato Regional Council stonewalls on plan change action

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says he is disappointed by the Waikato Regional Councils (WRC) delay tactics around a judicial review by six organisations over plans for the Healthy River Plan Change. Read more »

New Zealand’s kiwifruit growers begin referendum vote

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

– Support referendum for a compulsory levy on kiwifruit exports except Australia is now underway – Levy funds growers advocacy organisation, New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. Read more »

“Omnibus” plan change to be made operative

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 4 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, the Omnibus plan change, would be made operative on 11 March 2017. Read more »

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