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The full potential of kiwifruit exports haven't yet been reached according to a local MP. Rotorua and Te Puke MP and Trade Minister Todd McClay praises Zespri for a record breaking kiwifruit season but says the best is yet to come.The kiwifruit...

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The Bay of Plenty's orchardists are today celebrating yet another success with the avocado industry announcing record-breaking domestic sales of $41 million during the 2015-16 season. Chief Executive of NZ Avocado Jen Scoular announced the end-of-season...

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The Financial Markets Authority has verified Silver Fern Farms' stance that the actions it took informing shareholders of the company's transaction with Shanghai Maling Aquarius Limited were proper procedure, says Rick Powdrell, Federated...

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Fonterra's announcement of a $4.25 milk price for the coming season gives farmers some clarity around what to expect, says the Bay of Plenty Federated Farmers dairy section chairperson. The predicted price is 35 cents up on the forecast for the...

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Many Bay of Plenty sharemilkers are struggling financially but thanks to the support of banks and the majority of farm owners, most are continuing to farm. This is the belief of the Bay of Plenty Federated Farmers Sharemilkers Employers sub section retiring...

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Z Energy's Good in the Hood initiative is heading into its final week and the staff wanted to share some of the fun. The petrol company's Kim Gillies travelled from Bethlehem to Opotiki snapping staff and customers involved in the annual initiative. Homes...

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The kiwifruit industry is celebrating a record-breaking season in both returns to growers and international sales, just six years after the vine disease Psa-V threatened its demise. The 2015/16 kiwifruit season saw the biggest-ever total return to growers,...

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Bay of Plenty is the top performing region in the country an ASB regional economic survey has revealed. Todd Muller MP for the Bay of Plenty says it's an outstanding result considering this is the fourth quarter in a row for the Bay to come out...

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A new efficient method of artificially pollinating kiwifruit, invented by a Whakatane company, will be released at this year's Fieldays. Wilco Klein Ovink of The Wrangler, a Whakatane firm with a proven record in innovative equipment, has the patented...

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A final decision on the future of the old Kopu Bridge near Thames will be made this month. The central swing-span bridge is no longer in use following the opening of the new two-lane Kopu Bridge in December 2011.  The Kopu Bridge is seen as...

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