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Zespri's record forecast for green and organic green kiwifruit is fantastic news and a well-deserved reward for hard working growers, says Te Puke organic grower Dennis Robinson. Today Zespri announced per-hectare returns for green growers of $52,987...

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A developer has been fined $75,000 for sediment run off from the Tauriko Business Estate during heavy rain last December. Bryce Donne is the sole director of Comanche Holdings Ltd - the developer of a 30ha industrial site at Tauriko, and one of his trusts...

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The dairy industry's continuing growth is borne out by the latest statistics which show the country now has 6.7 million dairy cattle. That's an increase of four per cent from 2013, according to figures released today by Statistics New Zealand. New...

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Fonterra's board did the right thing in recalling whey product it believed was contaminated with a bacteria that could cause botulism. That's the view of Bay of Plenty Fonterra farmer Steve Baily after today's final report from an independent...

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Soils in the Tauranga region are extremely dry for this time of year and need sustained rain over several weeks to return to normal. That is the warning coming from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, who have suggested that without...

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The last dairy season was among the best on record, with the country's dairy herds setting a new production record of more than 20 billion litres of milk. The New Zealand Dairy Statistics 2013/14, released by LIC and DairyNZ today, show milk from...

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The Royal New Zealand Air Force's season of ice flights has kicked off with the first C-130 arriving at Pegasus Airfield in Antarctica last night. The aircraft was carrying 30 passengers and 12,850 lbs of freight. The RNZAF ice flights contribute...

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Waiohau local and eel expert Bill Kerrison is acknowledged for his efforts to care for tuna (longfin eels) at the Morgan Foundation NZ River Awards on Thursday. He is awarded the inaugural Best River Story Award from amongst fifteen other nominations...

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Tariffs are costing every kiwifruit grower $29,000 each season, but a new report shows tariffs imposed by other countries on New Zealand products are dropping. The study says fruit and vegetable exporters paid an estimated NZ$181 million in tariffs to...

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Teresa Ciprian has become the first woman to be appointed to the board of international kiwifruit marketer Zespri. The board has appointed Teresa as an independent director, recognising her expertise in global brand marketing and business development. Teresa...

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