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Saturday 21 May 2022

Fruit

Dole looks for Sweetio spot as MD heads for the exit 31st March 2022 /

Dole looks for Sweetio spot as MD heads for the exit

Dole has delayed a full introduction of its new sweetio banana variety, while GM Steve Barton is looking to pass on baton.


Early harvest for NZ citrus – T&G 12th July 2021 /

Early harvest for NZ citrus – T&G

T&G Fresh is expecting to harvest around 500 tonnes of navel oranges over the next three weeks, after harvest started early this season.


“Exponential growth” sees Rockit land in Tairāwhiti Gisborne 30th June 2021 /

“Exponential growth” sees Rockit land in Tairāwhiti Gisborne

Miniature apple company Rockit Global has expanded its footprint from Hawke’s Bay to Gisborne where it will now establish a management team, and potentially a new packhouse.


Lychees, mangoes imports from Taiwan suspended 23rd June 2021 /

Lychees, mangoes imports from Taiwan suspended

The Ministry for Primary Industries has suspended imports of fresh lychees and mangoes from Taiwan after live fruit fly larvae were discovered on shipments.


$50k HVN funding puts plums in spotlight 15th June 2021 /

$50k HVN funding puts plums in spotlight

The High-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga National Science Challenge has provided a $50,000 development grant to Hastings-based research and project management collaborator Foot Steps to investigate the Damson plum.


New look for Luv’ya apples and pears 24th May 2021 /

New look for Luv’ya apples and pears

Nelson Tasman grower and exporter, Luv’ya, has announced a brand refresh for its entire range of apples and pears.


Zeijoa expands distribution across the ditch 6th May 2021

Zeijoa expands distribution across the ditch

Australia is the biggest export destination for New Zealand feijoas and there is real possibility for expansion, says New Zealand’s largest feijoa exporter.


Avocados on track for smashing season as persimmon sales perk up 20th April 2021

Avocados on track for smashing season as persimmon sales perk up

Forecasts for the next avocado crop are bullish, while growing sales sees persimmons as the new kid on the chopping block.


First Southern Hemisphere fruit industry event kicks off 25th March 2021

First Southern Hemisphere fruit industry event kicks off

The inaugural Annual Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress takes place today.


Feijoa season comes early thanks to good weather 10th March 2021 /

Feijoa season comes early thanks to good weather

Fine weather will bring an earlier harvest than usual for the feijoa sector.


Harvest taster day to get workers into kiwifruit industry 26th February 2021 /

Harvest taster day to get workers into kiwifruit industry

The New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc is offering a harvest “taster day” to tempt job seekers to take up employment in the kiwifruit industry.


Fruit supplement eyes Asian markets following funding 26th November 2020

Fruit supplement eyes Asian markets following funding

New research will look into how effective the supplement is.


Strawberry industry hopes Kiwis will buy export excess 16th November 2020

Strawberry industry hopes Kiwis will buy export excess

Strawberry exports have been restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Record blueberry consumption after 15.2% jump 11th November 2020

Record blueberry consumption after 15.2% jump

Eight million punnets of blueberries were eaten by New Zealanders last year.


Scientist scoops fruit development award 9th November 2020 /

Scientist scoops fruit development award

The award celebrates his contributions to fruit variety development.


Kiwis picking own ‘answer’ to RSE shortage – berry farmer 23rd October 2020

Kiwis picking own ‘answer’ to RSE shortage – berry farmer

A Waikato berry farm believes the answer to seasonal worker shortages this year could be for Kiwis to pick their own fruit.


Māori orchard projects secure almost $5m in PGF 21st October 2020 /

Māori orchard projects secure almost $5m in PGF

Māori development projects based in the Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti are set to receive nearly $5m in Provincial Growth Fund support.


Orchards to benefit from $4.1m PGF investment 16th October 2020

Orchards to benefit from $4.1m PGF investment

Two apple orchards and a food and beverage company are set to benefit from a $4.1m Provincial Growth Fund investment in the Hawke’s Bay.