Plant Pass, the new multisector plant production biosecurity scheme, has been formally launched today (May 16) and already has about 40 nurseries registered with ten fully certified. Watch the Plant Pass launch video. Plant Pass is the plant production sector’s commitment ...

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Source: Horticulture New Zealand — Fruit and vegetable growers who supply the domestic market have welcomed the Commerce Commission’s recommendations following its investigation into supermarkets. ‘The industry is pleased to see the Commerce Commission is recommending actions that would improve ...

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 | March 2022 |  New Zealand’s fruit, vegetable and winegrape growers have welcomed the news that the Government has increased the cap on workers from the Pacific under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme to 16,000 workers. ‘The increase in the RSE worker ...

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 | 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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