| October 2021 |  An Apata employee with strong avocado industry knowledge has won the 2021 Young Grower competition. Melissa (Mel) van den Heuvel, 26, will now go on to represent her grower sector at the Young Horticulturist (Kaiahuone rangatahi o te tau) final early ...

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Fresh Plaza | October 2021 |  The people have spoken. A grower-funded campaign that aims to get more Australians buying avocados has taken multiple accolades in what may be one of the industry’s most impactful initiatives yet. Funded by Australian avocado grower ...

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Fresh Plaza | September 2021 |  Fund manager Gunn Agri Partners is among the investors betting on a rebound in avocado prices in the coming years, after snapping up more than $15 million worth of orchards in NSW and Queensland. Avocado prices have fallen ...

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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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