Monday, 11 November 2019 09:54

Strawberry growers back sector levy

A levy will help modernise the $35 million strawberry industry, says Michael Ahern, executive manager of Strawberry Growers NZ Inc.

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Monday, 11 November 2019 09:51

He’s just mad about saffron

“I always reckoned you could make a living off 10 acres,” says Canterbury saffron grower Geoff Slater.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 November 2019 09:48

Cherry on top for station’s returns

Twelve hectares of cherry trees planted in September at Mt Pisa Station, Central Otago complete the first stage of a $15.5 million cherry project by the horticultural investment firm Hortinvest.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 November 2019 11:55

Hort export figures challenged

Horticulture's export revenue growth is likely to be about 10% in the current financial year – not the 3.8% forecast by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 November 2019 09:55

More RSE workers still needed

HortNZ says the Government is moving in the right direction with its increase in recognised seasonal employers (RSE) workers.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 November 2019 08:55

Winner applauds sector’s opportunities

Horticulture is a great career to investigate for young people deciding on their future, says 2019 Young Grower of the Year, Jono Sutton (26).

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Apple trees could be replacing pines in North Canterbury.

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 12:27

Potential for NZ kiwifruit in US

The US could be a growth market for New Zealand kiwifruit exporters, says a Rabobank expert.

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 11:50

Labour pains ahead for industry

Asparagus picking is hard work and so is finding workers to do it.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 14:55

Hort strong, but uneasy – survey

Positive sentiment still prevails across horticulture, but Government policies are weighing on the minds of growers.

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