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The Government is brushing away grower concerns about a looming potato invasion from the European Union.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:18

Retail kiwifruit prices hit all-time high

If you think you paid too much for kiwifruit last Christmas, you aren’t wrong!

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:55

Fight lost to keep potato disease out

The fight to wipe out a potato disease from New Zealand has been lost.

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It's easy to see what the small central North Island town of Ohakune is famous for. On the outskirts of the town is a huge carrot and a children's play area based on this popular vegetable.

Published in General News
Thursday, 24 January 2019 14:28

Potato sector looking chipper

The opportunities for the potato industry lie in a planned series of sustainable developments, says Potatoes NZ chief executive Chris Claridge.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 08:55

Potato virus here to stay

The decision to keep the potato mop top virus in New Zealand may be better for the industry.

Published in General News
Thursday, 25 October 2018 11:55

Chips for spuds

Biosecurity New Zealand is working with Potatoes NZ to respond to a detection of potato mop-top virus (PMTV) in potato tubers in Canterbury.

Published in General News
Monday, 24 September 2018 08:53

Potato virus triggers investigation

A potato virus has been found in Canterbury.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 09:55

Lower carbs and calories spuds

Three years ago fruit and vegetable trader T&G told Pukekohe growers about a potato with lower carbs and fewer calories, called Lotatoes.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 10:55

Potato blight problem solved - researcher

'The potato problem is solved' is the bold claim of a Canterbury researcher who believes the industry can be transformed by simply growing potatoes under finely perforated plastic mesh covers.

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