Water storage and irrigation are key for sustainable growth, says Mike Chapman, chief executive of Horticulture NZ. Chapman has his own views on the New Zealand situation: In the last two years, extreme climatic events have alternated between intense rain and drought. Last winter, heavy rain made vegetable growing difficult in the North Island.
Two New Zealand companies have teamed up to install a state of the art technology at the Apollo plant in Whakatu, Hawke’s Bay, that will bring some of the best in fruit and dairy beverages to Kiwis’ across the country.
Oamaru NZ – Whitestone Cheese Co. is riding a wave of international critical acclaim after recent achievements at the world’s biggest cheese competition in Wisconsin USA and a trophy from the New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards.
New research from Lincoln University shows poor relationships between farmers and their meat processors could be costing New Zealand. Dr Nic Lees said improving those relationships was essential to New Zealand producing higher value products that meet consumer needs.
The endless gnawing away at services for rural communities has gone too far, a national rural leader says. Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) chief executive Michelle Thompson today pleaded for equitable access to services for rural people.