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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Bay iwi refinery to extract value from hort waste

A refinery to distill high value bioactive molecules will be built in Bay of Plenty in conjunction with iwi-owned Te Awanui Huka Pak to...

Rabobank report identifies need for new kiwifruit capital

The strong surge in kiwifruit volumes in coming years is bringing a need for more capital to be invested in the post-harvest sector and...

Covid’s impact on seasonal workers

The latest Covid outbreak has only heightened uncertainty around labour supply for the kiwifruit sector, with both Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) and backpacker staff...

Bay robotics a focus for agritech roadmap

The Bay of Plenty is top of the list to benefit from a boost in the government’s commitment to the agritech sector, following the...

Zespri ends year on golden note

Zespri’s 2019-20 financial results have put the industry on a strong footing as it commenced its new season harvest amid the pressures of Covid-19...

Log rules not welcome

Forestry minister Shane Jones’ desire to regulate log exporters and forestry advisors has the industry wary about the risk of greater intervention in the...

Kiwifruit prospects strong despite Covid-19

As the service sector re-configures itself for life at Level 2, kiwifruit processors and marketers have managed to push through the first third of...

Growers heartened despite Appeal Court ruling

A group of kiwifruit growers seeking action against the government for the introduction of Psa in 2010 are now mulling taking their case to...

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