New CEO for Milk New Zealand

Justine Kidd, formerly CEO of the BEL Group and Chair of the Dairy Women's Network, has a new role with the Shanghai Pengxin's subsidiary Milk New Zealand. She has been appointed CEO Agribusiness responsible for the 16 Central North... Read More

Zespri’s $40M new look revealed

Plans for Zespri's new Mount Maunganui offices are being made public today following their approval by the Zespri Board. The three-storey complex will stand in a park-like setting and includes onsite parking for around 190 cars, mostly underground,... Read More

Missing pig hunter winched to safety

A 60-year-old hunter who has been reported missing in the Kaimanawa Ranges since Saturday evening has been found. Crew from the Royal New Zealand Air Force's 3 Squadron winched the hunter on board an NH90 helicopter after spotting him standing... Read More

New efforts for Ongare waterways

  Local creeks at Ongare Point are getting a makeover thanks to a newly formed volunteer group that is helping to care for Te Awanui (Tauranga Harbour). The Ongare Point Waterway Restoration Group recently planted 1300 native plants along 800 metres... Read More

Fonterra elections voting closes soon

Fonterra Shareholders' Council chairman Duncan Coull is urging the co-operative's farmer Shareholders to get behind the new elections process. With voting in Fonterra's Directors' and Shareholders' Council elections closing... Read More

Zespri wins top 200 award

Mount Maunganui-based kiwifruit marketer Zespri won the 2016 Deloitte Top 200 business award for Most Improved Performance at a black tie dinner in Auckland last night. The recognition follows a record-breaking harvest season and market performance for... Read More

Italian growers visit Kiwi orchards

The techniques used by New Zealand kiwifruit orchardists have come under close scrutiny this week, from a group of 15 Italian growers and post-harvest technicians in the country on a fact-finding tour. The orchardists, who grow SunGold fruit for Zespri,... Read More

MPI ends black market butchery

The Ministry for Primary Industries has intercepted another illegal black market meat operation. MPI District Compliance Manager Waikato/Bay of Plenty Brendon Mikkelsen says compliance officers recently executed a search warrant following an inspection... Read More

Growers’ organisation turns 100

An organisation committed to helping growers innovate and contribute to the economy through exports and employment, celebrates its 100th anniversary today. Horticulture New Zealand, which can trace its foundations to the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation,... Read More

Warm, wet and worrying for facial eczema

Farmers are being encouraged to include preventive measures against facial eczema in their summer farm management plans in light of NIWA's seasonal weather outlook signalling warm, wet conditions across the North Island through to December. Above... Read More



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