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Lighter touch

Bragato Research Institute has signed an agreement on behalf of the wine industry to participate in the $27 million Lighter…

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PhD Précis

From tasting the world’s hottest chilis to analysing grapevine phenology, Ghouse Peera has long been fascinated with plants.

The Bragato trust

Romeo Bragato continues to make his mark on New Zealand’s wine industry, 125 years after he first offered advice on…
 

Wine courses prepare for vintage 2021

Covid-19 is creating “amazing opportunities” for wine and viticulture students, says the head of Hawke’s Bay’s viticulture and wine science…

Wine tour woes

Bookings for premium wine tours “vanished” when New Zealand’s borders closed, say operators struggling under Covid-19.

Regional

Native cover

Native plantings trialled under Villa Maria vines have yielded good results, despite dry conditions and destructive rabbits.
 

Green Leaders

Hawke’s Bay celebrated its inaugural biodiversity field day in early February, with grower Xan Harding leading a posse of viticulturist…

Soil compaction a worrying trend

A 19-year soil monitoring programme in Marlborough is showing viticultural use is leading to more compact soils, increased nutrient loss…

Opinion

 

Profiles

The Guardians

Fabian Yukich is a wine industry stalwart, an environmental champion and a pretty decent concrete layer. In the first of…
 

Learning care from Covid-19

The Covid crisis has helped sharpen focus on employee wellbeing, says a wine industry health and safety consultant.

Industry

Spinning cone column

An appetite for low alcohol wine is driving technology changes in New Zealand’s wine industry, says Vintech Pacific Wine Technologies…

Lighter touch

Bragato Research Institute has signed an agreement on behalf of the wine industry to participate in the $27 million Lighter…

Open doors

As wineries enter the spring season, many opening cellar doors after a period of Covid-19 closure, the mood appears one…

Machinery & Products

Wineries set for seismic shakes

Four years after the Kaikōura earthquake, Marlborough wineries are far better prepared for a big shake, says structural engineer Will…

Mechanisation new for the US

The impetus behind developing the Klima stripper back in 2007 was a continual lack of labour during the pruning season.
 

Collaboration increases capability

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

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Editorial

Perfect pivots — Editorial

Perfect pivots — Editorial

Misha Wilkinson’s description of “pirouetting” through Covid-19 seems apt, given the industry’s need to stay on its toes throughout this…

Save our soils — Editorial

Save our soils — Editorial

There’s been something of a makeover in New Zealand vineyards in recent years, as the clean-cut look of sprayed rows…

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Adapt & thrive

New Zealand wine companies can survive, adapt and thrive in the world of Covid-19, says a business advisor in Marlborough.

Danger & opportunity

The Chinese word for crisis combines the characters for danger and opportunity, says Cloudy Bay’s Estate Director Yang Shen.