Fresh Plaza | September 2021 |  The avocado, well known as a “super food”, gains more and more popularity with Chinese consumers every year. The market demand volume grows larger every year, and so does the number of countries with permission to export ...

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Newshub | September 2021 |  An application by Far North landowners to take billions of litres of water from an underground aquifer has been given the go-ahead. Independent commissioners working on behalf of the Northland Regional Council today granted a group of 22 landowners ...

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Fresh Plaza | August 2021 | By Tim Clarke, President of Vanguard International USA The global produce industry is a fascinating and entirely unique business model, with arguably one of the most delicate operational chains that spans global markets and meticulously juggles countless ...

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Fresh Plaza | August 2021 Demand for the ever-fashionable avocado remains high across the board, with increased demand in countries like Germany where the school holidays have ended. In China in particular, the upwards trend of avocado consumption continues as consumers grow ...

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Brad Siebert | August 2021 With global requirements around environmental impact our government is rightly setting policy to improve environmental outcomes across New Zealand. However many growers will have concern about whether these policies impact on a grower’s ability to prosper ...

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Avocado exporters met on 30 June in Auckland for a scheduled Avocado Exporter Council meeting. There was collective concern expressed from exporters in relation to the upcoming avocado export season. This communication serves to outline what these concerns are to avocado ...

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June 2021 New Zealand’s avocado industry value eclipsed $227m in the 2020-21 season, with $167m delivered by avocado exports and $60m in sales in the New Zealand market. “This is an extraordinary result for the avocado industry” says NZ Avocado ...

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Applications are open now for 26 places on the 2021 HortNZ Leadership Programme, which has helped more than 275 graduates excel in their chosen fields. “This programme is for those in the horticultural industry ( no age limit) who want to  build their  leadership ...

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The Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) requires growers with on-orchard toilets to apply and have these deemed as a permitted activity as they are not explicitly covered under the permitted activity rules of the Councils operative plan. There are ...

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