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Green kiwifruit growers are anticipating a record high return of $51,047 per hectare thanks to good quality fruit and decreased competition in the markets. Zespri has announced forecast per tray returns of $5.71 for green fruit, up 37 cents, meaning orchard...

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The future of New Zealand's kiwifruit industry comes under intense scrutiny in Tauranga next week when Zespri hosts the 2014 Momentum conference. With a working theme of “The Shape of our Future”,the fourth Momentum conference focuses...

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A Bay of Plenty dairy farming company has been fined a total of $49,875 for discharging effluent to land where it could enter a watercourse, and breaching an abatement notice. Bay of Plenty Regional Council brought the prosecution against Montheo Farms...

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The cancellation of international flights in and out of Rotorua Airport is being lauded as a positive move in removing one more biosecurity risk pathway into New Zealand, according to Kiwifruit Vine Health. From April 25, 2015 Rotorua International Airport...

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Families that carry out crime together can expect to do time together is the message from police after a several month investigation that led to the recovery of a $12,000 tractor. Detective Sergeant Neville Ross says officers had been seeking the whereabouts...

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Plans for Katikati College to develope a horticulture-based primary industries academy are beginning to take seed in what community stakeholders view as a vital stepping stone into the industry. SunLive can reveal the school is currently investigating...

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Scaremongering by kiwifruit industry leaders is one of the chief reasons the Psa compensation claim against the government is on hold until next month. That's the view of Matthew Hooton, spokesperson for the Kiwifruit Claim, who says the group is...

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The Ministry for Primary Industries is to be congratulated for sending home a Ukrainian couple for allegedly trying to smuggle honey into New Zealand. That's the message from Tauranga beekeeper Neil Mossop, who says: “That the honey and pollen...

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Landowners are being encouraged to take a second look at spring growth and get ahead of pasture and garden weeds by taking action now. “Spring is a good time to spot new weeds and control plant pests like Italian buckthorn, woolly nightshade, lantana,...

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SunMedia's senior agricultural journalist and Coast & Country editor Elaine Fisher has won the Horticulture New Zealand Journalism award for the second time in three years. Elaine was presented the award for excellence in horticultural journalism...

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