Will China pay a premium for sustainability?

While the US and EU continue to be the largest importers of fresh fruit, China is the fastest growing market, which should be of interest …

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Now’s the perfect time to start a career in wine

Capable and qualified people are needed to keep up with growing demands of New Zealand’s booming wine industry, which will likely reach $2bn in exports …

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Scott Lanceley winner Martinborough region Young Vit competition

Congratulations to Scott Lanceley from Te Kairanga who became the Bayer Wairarapa Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018 on Thursday 5th July.  Lanceley has been …

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Kiwifruit case setting a precedent?

The kiwifruit claim decision in favour of growers has wide implications for biosecurity, says Dr Nic Lees, a senior lecturer in agribusiness at Lincoln University. …

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Ben Richards – Marlborough Regional Young Viticulturist winner

Congratulations to Ben Richards from Indevin who became the Bayer Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018 on Friday 13th July.  This is the second …

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Bay of Plenty confident in kiwifruit and avocado sectors

Zespri chief grower and alliances officer Dave Courtney said the kiwifruit industry returned about $620 million to Te Puke, $160m to Katikati, $135m to Opotiki …

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Lisa Arnold from Bostock NZ named Hawke’s Bay’s Young Fruit Grower of 2018.

Lisa Arnold, an orchard operations assistant at Bostock NZ has emerged victorious against seven other entrants to be named Hawke’s Bay’s Young Fruit Grower of …

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Is it time to talk about food?

Sean Connelly is a senior lecturer at the University of Otago department of geography, he is one of a panel of writers who addresses issues of …

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Let’s protect our valuable soils, says Horticulture New Zealand

The need to protect New Zealand’s best soils for growing healthy fresh fruit and vegetables is clear in the Our land 2018 report released today, says Horticulture …

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Hawke’s Bay Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018 announced.

Congratulations to Jonathan Hunt from Delegats, Crownthorpe Vineyard, who became the Bayer Hawke’s Bay Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018 on Thursday 21st June. This …

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Drive for success in NZ apple and pear Industry

Six young people from Hawke’s Bay are on a mission to get others like them to join their world leading apple and pear industry. They …

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Congratulations to Jake Dromgool from The Landing in Kerikeri

Jake Dromgool from The Landing in Kerikeri became the Auckland/Northern Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018.  He will go through to represent the region at …

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