New Zealand consumers may have to go without melons after a suspension of imports from Australia. The Ministry for Primary Industries had suspended the import of melons (rockmelon, honeydew and watermelon), cucumber and courgettes after finding the cucumber mottle mosaic virus on Australian produce at the border report FreshPlaza.
New Zealand's first commercial banana plantation will hopefully become a major part of the horticulture scene and create jobs, both in the agriculture and scientific sectors, according to its creators reports Matthew Russell for FreshPlaza.
The Maintenance Engineering Society (MESNZ) has covered a lot of the new face of manufacturing in New Zealand as it strides across the regions with the MESNZ Kaeser Compressors Network Evening series, finding new technologies and niche manufacturing in areas across the country.
Hansell's have come a long way since John Maunsell established the company in Masterton some 60 plus may even be 70 plus years ago. Now under the wing of Graeme Hart's son, Harrison Hart, the Hansells Food
The NZ government needs to invest in a national food brand in the same way it spends $100 million each year to promote New Zealand as a tourist destination, says agrifood marketing expert and Lincoln University agribusiness management senior lecturer Nic Lees.
New Zealand Food Innovation Auckland, known as The FoodBowl, is increasing the value of Kiwi food and beverage exports through catalysing and enabling national food tech growth, chief executive Alexandra Allan says.