Waimea Estates, Chocolate Dog Studio

Here's a small snapshot of some of the high rainfall totals across much of New Zealand during February - 140mm at Fairhall, 375mm at Masterton, 248mm at Napier.

Waipara River Estate

Since joining New Zealand Winegrowers I have been working closely with the environment team on central government consultations relating to three of our six environmental focus areas: climate change, water and waste.

Dr Charles Merfield

Writing a practical guide on non-chemical weed management had an unexpected result for Dr Charles Merfield, as he delved into the interconnected nature of the vines, groun cover and soils, and the damage done to all three by cultivating.

With its Oxin autonomous vineyard vehicle now at an advanced stage of development, Marlborough-based start-up Smart Machines is beginning to eye the wider New Zealand and, ultimately, international market.

This coming October, growers and wineries will be asked to cast their votes on the future of the grape and wine levies which fund New Zealand Winegrowers. The dates have been postponed from September to October – more information is available below.

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