The $52 million purchase of Mt Difficulty Wines Ltd by Foley Family Wines has been approved by the Overseas Investment Office.
Central Otago farmer Andrew Paterson is among those adopting "fertigation" - a new way of applying fertiliser that is cited as having environmental benefits.
Development of Central Otago's cherry industry is set to continue with another multimillion-dollar venture announced this week.
When winemaker and viticulturist Rudi Bauer, of Cromwell, received a phone call in December to say he had won an industry leadership award, he did not believe it.
Many people come to Moorpark and Mulberry Orchard, near Cromwell, looking for old-fashioned fruit varieties, including mulberries.
The first of two phases for launching a new social practice standard will soon be released as part of the New Zealand Good Agricultural Practice (NZGAP) quality assurance programme for certified...
Alexandra writer and Otago Daily Times columnist Ric Oram has launched the second in his series of three books about Central Otago vineyards.
What began as a desire to become a market gardener has turned into a passion to provide native plants for riparian planting throughout Southland catchments.
Smaller winemakers focusing solely on the domestic market are likely to struggle in coming years, a new industry report says.
Millions of dollars will be invested in developing cherry orchards near Alexandra and beside the Lindis River in the next few months.
Despite heavy rain, the Cherry Chaos celebration of the fruit went ahead yesterday evening in Roxburgh.
A Marlborough wine business and its owner have been fined more than $120,000 for exploiting "vulnerable migrant workers" and failing to pay minimum wage.
Central Otago fruit growers are supporting industry calls for the Government to help with labour shortages.
New Zealand's apple growers fear a bumper crop coupled with a shortage of workers could mean some of the summer harvest is lost.
A $2.1 million overseas investment in a Lowburn vineyard has been approved by the Overseas Investment Office (OIO).
West Coast residents are reeling with the death of blueberry farm pioneer Phil McLennan who succumbed to his injuries after a motor accident on the outskirts of Ikamatua on Monday.