The Hound, like everyone else in New Zealand, was shocked and stunned by the senseless shootings in Christchurch last month.
An increased focus on exports for New Zealand tomatoes could see the sector double its 2014 value by 2020.
Horticulture presents a major opportunity for this country, says Barry O’Neil, new chairman of Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ).
Despite the wet weather, kiwifruit vine killing bacteria Psa has surprisingly been less active so far this spring.
The kiwifruit industry has seen a resurgence of vine-killing disease Psa-V this year, but still expects a bumper crop.
A cold winter and wet, windy spring has seen a resurgence of Psa in kiwifruit vines in all affected areas.