Government Negligent Over PSA Outbreak

Press Release – The Kiwifruit Claim

A landmark decision released by the High Court today has found that the Ministry of Primary Industries (formally MAF) was negligent in allowing the deadly PSA disease into New Zealand in 2009, which devastated the kiwifruit industry. Read more »

PSA negligence decision due tomorrow has ramifications

Article – BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) – On the eve of a decision in one of the biggest class actions in New Zealand – the kiwifruit growers case against the government over the devastating 2010 outbreak of the PSA disease – the company funding the case says the playing … Read more »

Pulsed Electric Field technology gives new potential

Press Release – University of Otago

Pulsed Electric Field technology gives new potential for New Zealand food processing JUNE 27TH University of Otago researchers are demonstrating the potential of a new technology which could see New Zealand production of a popular food the French … Read more »

Almond project expands to three states in Australia

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research Australias almond research has expanded to Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Once planting is completed this winter there will be 7,105 research trees and 12.3 hectares of trial sites across the three states. … Read more »

North Island Māori secure a record slice of kiwifruit market

Press Release – Matai Pacific Iwi Collective

Three North Island iwi-based entities have successfully purchased one of New Zealands largest kiwifruit portfolios. Read more »

Confusion reigns on fuel tax

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Confusion reigns after Labour passed its Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) law yesterday, says Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman. Read more »

More than 8 million hectares of NZ soil now digitally mapped

Press Release – Landcare Research

More than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soil now digitally mapped by soil scientists Read more »

Record entries for Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower competition

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Eight of Hawkes Bays top young horticulturists will face off in the Hawkes Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition in Napier on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June. Read more »

Funds for next stage of Food Innovation Hub very welcome

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The creation of the Hawkes Bay Food Innovation Hub is a step closer after a $215,000 grant from central governments Provincial Growth Fund was announced today. Read more »

NZ organic sector worth $600M, exports leading growth

Article – BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s organic sector has grown 30 percent over the past two years to an estimated value of $600 million, led by a 42 percent jump in organic exports, according to the latest market report published today. Read more »

New Zealand Organic Market Report 2018

Press Release – Organics Aotearoa New Zealand

New Zealand Organic Market Report 2018 The New Zealand organic sector has grown 30 per cent since 2015 to now be worth $600 million per year, buoyed by consumer demand here and globally. Read more »

Rural Market: Steady Volumes at End of Season

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 71 fewer farm sales (-13.8%) for the three months ended May 2018 than for the three months ended May 2017. Overall, there were 443 farm sales in the three months ended … Read more »

AVOCO urges grower caution as Mexico signals interest

Press Release – AVOCO

TAURANGA: June 19, 2018: Early moves by Mexicos avocado producers to enter the Australasian market is a timely reminder about the benefits of supporting market development in Asia, says AVOCO. Read more »

Price of ‘healthy food basket’ continues to rise

Press Release – University of Otago

The cost of buying healthy food in a weekly supermarket shop continues to grow, the latest New Zealand Food Cost Survey carried out by the University of Otago shows. Read more »

Positive results for Tūtira UMF Mānuka Honey

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

In its first season of mnuka honey production, results from the Ttira trial mnuka plantation are very encouraging. Read more »

Avocado prices smash records

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Avocado prices rose 37 percent in May to record levels after a small harvest, Stats NZ said today. However, prices fell for other fruit and vegetables, such as mandarins and broccoli. Read more »

Process vegetable industry signs up to GIA

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Today, Horticulture New Zealand signed a Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response on behalf of Process Vegetables New Zealand (PVNZ). Read more »

Fieldays weather – the worst is over before it starts

Press Release – NIWA

Spare a thought for Fieldays exhibitors putting the final touches to their standstomorrow its going to be wet. Read more »

Plant proteins and food exports: More depth to industry

Press Release – Innovatek

TV news and social media highlight Impossible Burgers going global and Vivera plant-based steaks flying off Tescos shelves in Britain. True to form they have focused the publics attention on threats to our agriculture exports. Read more »

NZ Ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing

Press Release – NZFEA Trust

Bay of Plenty Kiwifruit Growers Mark and Catriona White Are the New National Ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing. Read more »

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