Horticulture NZ wants the Government to develop a national food policy statement within the Resource Management Act to recognise the country's "elite" fruit and vegetable growing areas.
Grant McKay, of Cromwell, would like to hear from young horticulturists and viticulturists who wish to help re-establish the Central Otago Young Growers Group.
The potential sale of PGG Wrightson Seed will have no impact on farmers tied up in the HT Swede debacle, the company says.
Central Otago's present and future horticultural landscape is being mapped as a tool for future district planning.
Summerfruit New Zealand has nearly completed its business case proposal for the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP), which if successful, will encourage innovation, add value and enhance the industry,...
A New Zealand-first development is taking shape at Clyde Orchards — a shed with a retractable roof will house three hectares of cherries.
The Crown will appeal a High Court's decision that the Government was negligent in allowing Psa, the virus which devastated the kiwifruit industry, into the country.
A bumper 2018 wine harvest will support export volumes and value, but the down side could be pressure to drop prices.
Annabel Bulk, of Felton Road Wines, has won the Central Otago Young Viticulturist competition for the second year in a row.
A Northland avocado grower says thieves have stripped his orchard of up to 70% of the fruit - at a loss of about $100,000 - which is pointless as it is months away from being ready to harvest.
The weather for this year's Central Otago wine vintage was the warmest since 1956 and tonnage was up, on trend with the rest of the country.
A new national Community Outreach programme to manage velvetleaf has been established, and three part-time staff, including two based in Canterbury, Otago or Southland, are now being sought to work...
At 25, this year's Central Otago Young Winemaker of the Year, Ben Tombs, has already had a long career in the winemaking industry.
Successful claimants in the kiwifruit lawsuit against the Government for negligence in allowing the devastating Psa virus into NZ say they concur with acting PM Winston Peters' estimate of up to $800m of Crown liability.
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has had to revise its list of species which can be planted for the Billion Tree programme after it was revealed it was recommending pest weeds.
When Jered Tate and Jodi Gillam-Taylor moved to their 4ha ''Jerry's Cherries'' cherry orchard near Coal Creek, Roxburgh, in December 2015, they knew little about running a commercial orchard.
Horticulture growers are being consulted about their support for the continuation of a levy to fund industry body Horticulture New Zealand and its work.
The humble fodder beet and swede bulbs grown in Clinton and district's paddocks will be contributing to a new 42-apartment complex for the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust's Ranui House, in Christchurch.