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Thursday 21 October 2021

Kiwifruit

Zespri slashes 2022 SunGold licences 21st October 2021 /

Zespri slashes 2022 SunGold licences

The quantity of SunGold Kiwifruit licence to be released in 2022 has been slashed in half to 350 hectares.


RubyRed: Zespri rebrands its red kiwifruit 18th October 2021 /

RubyRed: Zespri rebrands its red kiwifruit

Zespri RubyRed will hit the shelves in commercial volumes in March with around 250,000 trays expected.


Zespri warns chemical ban likely to hurt revenue 1st October 2021 /

Zespri warns chemical ban likely to hurt revenue

Zespri says a proposal to end the use of hydrogen cyanamide will likely hit kiwifruit industry earnings.


Seeka makes $6.6m offer to buy kiwifruit grower 15th September 2021 /

Seeka makes $6.6m offer to buy kiwifruit grower

Seeka has made an offer to acquire Kerikeri-based kiwifruit grower Orangewood Limited.


Seeka interim profit jumps, FY guidance up 20th August 2021 /

Seeka interim profit jumps, FY guidance up

New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit grower, Seeka, posted a sharp rise in net profit before tax in the six months ended 30 June, up 77% to $30.8m compared with the same six months last year.


600 plantings made to support kiwifruit pollination 13th July 2021 /

600 plantings made to support kiwifruit pollination

Six hundred new native plantings have been established in the Bay of Plenty to support kiwifruit pollination and encourage bio-diversity, says Plant & Food Research.


Seeka invests $2.6m into hort tech startup 9th July 2021 /

Seeka invests $2.6m into hort tech startup

New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit grower, Seeka, has bought a $2.6m minority stake in hort tech startup Fruitometry.


Kiwifruit harvest success despite labour issues 2nd July 2021 /

Kiwifruit harvest success despite labour issues

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc has reported on a successful kiwifruit industry harvest resulting in a record crop, despite a labour crisis caused by border closures restricting Working Holiday Visa holder numbers.


HVN backs kiwifruit sleep link study 1st July 2021 /

HVN backs kiwifruit sleep link study

A study examining the effects of green kiwifruit on sleep quality and the sleep-wake cycle in healthy males has been awarded HVN funding.


Zespri’s northern hemisphere crop sells for $472m 30th June 2021 /

Zespri’s northern hemisphere crop sells for $472m

Zespri’s northern hemisphere kiwifruit crop for the 2020-21 season has been sold for $472m, up 27.9% on the previous season.


KVH calls for grower nominations 29th June 2021 /

KVH calls for grower nominations

The Kiwifruit Vine Health board is calling for nominations for one grower director for a term of three years.


DMS to pump $40m into Te Puke packhouse 21st June 2021 /

DMS to pump $40m into Te Puke packhouse

DMS Progrowers is doubling the size of its existing Te Puke packhouse investing $40m into the project.


Ōpōtiki rolls out welcome mat for OPAC 11th May 2021 /

Ōpōtiki rolls out welcome mat for OPAC

Seeka has been officially welcomed to Ōpōtiki to celebrate its purchase of Ōpōtiki Packing and Cool Storage.


Gold kiwifruit overtakes green 10th May 2021

Gold kiwifruit overtakes green

The total canopy area of gold kiwifruit has now surpassed that of the green variety, according to final agricultural production figures from Stats NZ.


Seeka gets $59m OPAC deal over the line 5th May 2021 /

Seeka gets $59m OPAC deal over the line

A certificate of amalgamation is imminent, formalising the kiwifruit specialists’ deal.


Seeka puts kiwifruit assets up for sale 21st April 2021 /

Seeka puts kiwifruit assets up for sale

A kiwifruit landholding owned and managed by Seeka has been placed on the market for sale.


Seeka shareholders back $60m OPAC takeover 20th April 2021 /

Seeka shareholders back $60m OPAC takeover

Grower support and banking thresholds are the only hurdles remaining.


Seeka lines up $60m OPAC deal 26th March 2021 /

Seeka lines up $60m OPAC deal

The Bay of Plenty-based company is looking to expand its footprint in the kiwifruit sector.


Zespri vote looms as counterfeit kiwifruit plantings grow 24th March 2021 /

Zespri vote looms as counterfeit kiwifruit plantings grow

Zespri is progressing its plan to move against the unlawful growing of kiwifruit in China as illegal plantings increase.


2021 kiwifruit season kicks off 8th March 2021

2021 kiwifruit season kicks off

The 2021 kiwifruit season has begun, forecast to overtake last year’s last year’s record of 157 million trays of export green and gold.


Seeka doubles profit, pays down debt 1st March 2021 /

Seeka doubles profit, pays down debt

The Te Puke-based produce handler more than doubled its annual profit in FY20.


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.


Kiwifruit sector agrees to $40m settlement over Psa 17th February 2021

Kiwifruit sector agrees to $40m settlement over Psa

The sector had brought a claim for $450m plus interest.


Migrant exploitation earns Kiwfruit firm $250k fine 10th December 2020

Migrant exploitation earns Kiwfruit firm $250k fine

Rajasekar Chellappa, former owner of Raj Kiwi, failed to pay minimum wage to six workers.


Seeka signs off $27m Australian deal, lifts guidance 10th December 2020 /

Seeka signs off $27m Australian deal, lifts guidance

The kiwifruit exporter gets the go-ahead for a sale and leaseback deal, unlocking more profit for the year.


BOP Kiwifruit packhouse branches out – again 13th November 2020

BOP Kiwifruit packhouse branches out – again

Bay of Plenty’s Mount Pack & Cool plans to expand its operations in 2021.


Kiwifruit disease Psa focus of new research project 13th November 2020

Kiwifruit disease Psa focus of new research project

A new Plant & Food Research project will investigate the bacteria.


KVH in new BOP pest plant programme 4th November 2020

KVH in new BOP pest plant programme

Kiwifruit Vine Health and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will work together.


Kiwifruit researchers discover key to yield 29th October 2020

Kiwifruit researchers discover key to yield

Kiwifruit production could be optimised by upping the female flowers in an orchard.