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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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A woman was flown to Rotorua Hospital last night after suffering a serious medical emergency in an Eastern Bay of Plenty township. The Rotorua BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched around 7pm to a rural area of Galatea, about 50km southeast of Rotorua,...

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  Zespri has avoided having criminal charges laid against the company following an investigation into allegations of criminality arising from the practice of dual invoicing. The Serious Fraud Office has closed the investigation having determined...

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Kiwifruit harvest is in full swing in Italy this week with European SunGold volumes expected to increase by around one-quarter to 5 million trays as more of the recently-grafted vines reach full production.  Zespri Chief Operating Officer Simon...

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Fonterra is defending the skyrocketing of its chief executive’s $8.3 million pay packet for the year, up nearly 80 percent from last year. Theo Spierings was paid $4.6m last year, slightly less than in 2015. The Fonterra chair, John Wilson, says Theo...

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Penalties imposed against the grower who allegedly provided bud wood from two new Zespri kiwifruit varieties to Chinese orchards may not be tough enough, says Doug Brown, chairman of New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. Zespri has terminated the grower’s...

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New Zealand is too small to have a rural/urban divide, Waikato Federated Farmers President Andrew McGiven told the farming rally in Morrinsville at noon yesterday. "We’d like to say to our urban cousins, be fully informed because we’d all...

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A group of kiwifruit growers claiming that negligence by the Ministry for Primary Industries allowed the Psa virus into New Zealand in 2009 isn’t legally able to make a damages claim and is wrong about where the virus began, a government lawyer...

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Bay of Plenty farmers are shocked after a being victim to a series of animal attacks in rural Whakatane areas. Christine Tipper says her father, an owner of Awakeri farm, discovered two cows that had been shot, dead on their property within 3-4 meters...

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Organisers of the prestigious Ballance Farm Environment Awards are encouraging farmers and growers to consider entering the 2018 awards. Entry is now open for the awards organised by the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust to promote land stewardship...

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Erin Atkinson is hoping her experiences of both vegetable and fruit growing may give her an edge, when she takes part in the 2017 NZ Young Fruit Grower and Young Grower of the Year events this month. Erin, who won the 2017 Bay of Plenty Young Grower...

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