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Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Foresters concerned over cap on trees

Forest owners have responded with dismay to government plans to double down on intentions to limit the areas that can be planted in exotic...

New kiwifruit investment fund kicks off

A new investment fund targeting SunGold kiwifruit orchards is rapidly approaching its initial subscription target as assorted investors, growers and institutions are drawn to...

Kiwifruit in a growing queue for more workers

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit growers are nervously eyeing other fruit-growing sectors’ efforts as they wrestle with the potential impact of fewer seasonal workers for...

Avo prospects positive for new season

Prospects for the Bay of Plenty’s new avocado season are looking positive, with export volumes forecast to rise and strong prices buoyed by lighter...

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...

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