The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
After a couple of years when large tracts of New Zealand have been hit by tropical cyclones prior to harvest, 2019 provided a Panadol for grape growers and winemakers throughout the country.
The Smedley Station and Cadet Training Farm, Hawke’s Bay is expanding, thanks to friendly farming neighbours.
It’s high in price, small in production and set to grow following high quality grapes from the 2018 vintage.
Over the last few years more Hawke's Bay wineries have been adding bubbles to their range and their reasons for doing so may be as varied as the wine region itself.
In the early 1980s the sport of eventing was emerging as a possible contender for international honours.
The Delegat Group has paid $29.3 million for Hawke’s Bay Dairies’ 838ha farms in Crownthorpe to support its long-term growth strategy.
Although Hawke’s Bay’s Crownthorpe district is a significant producer of cool climate grapes, as Monowai Estate’s owner-operators point out, it largely goes under the radar.