Category Archives: horticulture

Zespri faces a China conundrum

China is New Zealand’s biggest kiwifruit market. Growth of this market has been spectacular with the Zespri-owned SunGold variety much-loved by Chinese consumers. The problem is that the Chinese are also growing at least 4000 hectares of SunGold without the … Continue reading

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Green vegetables grow at the feet of big mountains

Green vegetables and hydroponics combine nicely when consumers are close but productive land is scarce Green vegetables are best produced close to where people live.  But nature often needs a little help to make it happen.  That is where glasshouses … Continue reading

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Government’s food and fibre reset report lacks a core

The Government’s new food and fibre reset document is PR aspirational fluff. The hard work remains to be done On July 7 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern released the Government’s document “Fit for a Better World – Accelerating our Economic Potential”. … Continue reading

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