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Collaboration increases capability

Initially designed to assist fertiliser spreading trucks operating on steep New Zealand hill country, TracMap’s GPS guidance and job management…

Tractor for tight spaces

Italian specialist tractor manufacturer SAME, part of the SDF Group, used the recent EIMA 18 Expo in Bologna, to roll…

National

Sauvignon 19

With Sauvignon 19 just a matter of weeks away, Tessa Nicholson asks organising Chair Patrick Materman a few pertinent questions

 

French look to work with NZ

A French research organisation studying the effects of climate change on viticulture, is hoping to partner up with New Zealand…

Legends of New Zealand Wine

At this year’s New Zealand International Wine Show Tim and Judy Finn were awarded the highest accolade within the New…

Regional

Frost event a ‘freeze’

The Central Otago wine industry may have “dodged a bullet” with a record long and severe early season October frost,…

 

Lessons learned from Kaikoura Quake

Following the Kaikoura earthquake two years ago, the people impact was the greatest priority for the Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ management…

Te Kano Estate

Passionate about Central Otago’s wines and environment, American-born proprietor Rhonda Lloyd’s vision has fuelled a unique vineyard and environmental restoration…

Opinion

 

The year ahead

Another New Year has begun and at least on the weather front appears to have started well with lots of…

Think smart, look ahead

The theme of the recent Bragato Conference seemed to resonate strongly with many attendees – we have certainly had a…

Profiles

 

Women in Wine: Sarah Szegota

Sarah Szegota had always planned to combine work with passion, only it was art rather than wine that she planned…

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Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…

 

On site brett testing

Brettanomyces bruxellensis is the bane of winemakers throughout the world. Known simply as Brett, its impact can lead to unpleasant…

Spray nozzle engineering

Spray Nozzle Engineering Australasia has opened two new tank head repair and cleaning Centres of Excellence, in Melbourne, Australia and…

Grape brain

Estimating grape yields is a headache for the wine industry – but now there’s an app for that.

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