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Labour constraints have put pressure on pruning this season, with experienced crews of Recognised Seasonal Employer workers shut out by…
 

Hundreds of workers stranded

Hundreds of Pacific Islanders stranded in Central Otago during the Covid-19 lockdown may be facing a long wait until they…

Sensory science

“Aged wine” may have an alternative meaning in future, as researchers learn more about how individuals process and perceive aromas…

The light stuff

No alcohol wine is a “niche within a niche” but a growing opportunity for New Zealand wine companies, says New…

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…

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Carbon crunching

Becoming Neudorf’s General Manager two weeks before the Covid-19 lockdown seems like “a pretty good hospital pass”, says Todd Stevens,…

Wellness in wine

Juggling time, handling social isolation, and anxiety about the future, were common themes in a company-wide survey run by Lion…

Industry

VinHemp Research

There’s new evidence that hemp growing amid grapevines may boost the diversity of native yeasts in the resulting wines.

Machinery & Products

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…

Tractor for tight spaces

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

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Editorial

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…

Evolve & survive

Evolve & survive

At Boneline in Waipara, Paul Goodege ferments grapes grown on the fossils of dinosaurs, the bones of moa, and a…

 

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