James Kuperus

Some smart planning by NZ’s onion growers has enabled them to quickly cash in on the Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the European Union which came into effect on May 1.

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated chief executive Colin Bond.

Touch wood, to date the kiwifruit season has generally been good. That’s the view of Colin Bond, chief executive of New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI), the organisation that represents kiwifruit growers.

Zespri chief executive Dan Mathieson.

Zespri has released its November forecast for the 2023/24 season, with Green, Organic Green and RubyRed per tray returns forecast at record levels, and Zespri SunGold varieties well up on last season.

Wonky Box founders Angus Simms and Katie Jackson.

With more Kiwis tightening their belts as necessities such as fruit and vegetables becoming harder to source at an affordable price, food delivery service Wonky Box has announced a massive expansion across the North Island.

Young Plant Producer of the Year Lydia O’Dowd.

The future of NZ’s $500 million plant production industry is in excellent hands if the talent shown by the competitors in this year’s Young Plant Producer of the Year is anything to go by.

It's being recommended that consumers add an additional two servings of fruit a day to their diet during winter.

With winter chills hitting, getting at least two servings of fruit each day is a great way to improve your health and wellbeing.

Nearly 12 million kilograms of NZ potatoes were used to make fries.

Nearly $600 million worth of New Zealand primary sector ingredients were sourced for McDonald's domestic and global use last year.

T&G Global recently launched Joli, a new global premium apple variety, which the company says joins its established portfolio of Envy and JAZZ apple brands.

For the first time this year, the June Food Price Index (FPI) showed a drop in the cost of fruit and vegetables - as the country's growers recover from a tough spell of weather-related challenges.

A new report by Rabobank says global avocado trade will continue to grow in the next few years, but the market will be more competitive.

The country’s largest family owned and single-site kiwifruit and avocado post-harvest service provider has signed up to a sustainability linked loan (SLL) with ASB.

Total exports of apples from the port of Napier in March 2023 were valued at $61 million, 2% up from March last year, according to data released by Stats NZ.

Listed produce grower and exporter Seeka says a substantial drop in kiwifruit volumes this year may push the company towards an operating loss.

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