Avocado exports bring business to the Bay

Business could be about to boom for avocado growers in the Bay of Plenty. AVOCO, New Zealand’s largest avocado export group, is predicting a strong fruit set this spring. Because of it, it’s urging Bay of Plenty growers to consider the...... Read More

Gisborne and Matt Gomm make fruit-growing history

Some of the best young horticulturalists in Gisborne took part in the first ever Gisborne Young Fruit Grower of the Year at Kaiaponi Farms – but it was 23-year-old Matt Gomm who claimed the title. “I’m still a bit shocked I won, to...... Read More

A lifetime’s work in progress

Bill and Sue Garland have farmed their 420ha at Rahiri Farm, near Roto O Rangi, Cambridge, for nearly 50 years. The couple have put considerable resources – financial and physical – into conservation and preservation of their land. And they’re...... Read More

Blueberries adding diversity to horticulture in NZ

When 240 people turn up on a winter Friday afternoon for a horticultural field day – it’s a sure indication the crop in question is exciting interest. BerryCo’s event in July attracted more people than expected, keen to visit two...... Read More

Horticulture’s Bledisloe Cup bestowed to McBride

Zespri chairman Peter McBride has been presented with horticulture’s premier award to recognise his outstanding leadership in the kiwifruit industry, which he’s been involved with for 40 years. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor...... Read More

Seeka to construct new packhouse in Northland

Seeka Ltd has announced plans to invest $18m in its Northland postharvest business during the next three years – including in new capacity, packing machines, packing shed and coolstores in Kerikeri. Seeka chief executive Michael Franks says the...... Read More

Growing South Korean confidence in Gold3

Zespri's orchard productivity extension leader Chrissy Stokes usually works with kiwifruit growers in regional New Zealand to improve orchard productivity and profitability. But she’s just returned from a five-week expedition in South Korea,...... Read More

Conference on growing avocados for the world

‘Growing avocados for the world’ is the theme of the upcoming New Zealand Avocado International Industry Conference 2018, which has a line-up of speakers from around the globe and NZ, who will cover the latest research and information on...... Read More

Avocado Conference speakers

Speakers from around the globe – who’ll talk on a cross-section of avocado industry topics – is what’s in-store at the upcoming New Zealand Avocado International Industry Conference 2018. The three-day conference is at ASB Baypark,...... Read More

‘Muddy buns’ cleaning up the butter market

Fonterra general manager marketing, global foodservice Susan Cassidy says the Dirty Dirty Bread can best be described as a chocolate croissant. People love the flaky chocolate pastry that’s coated in rich chocolate ganache and sprinkled with cocoa...... Read More




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