Sixty years of the kiwifruit name

Last week, the kiwifruit industry celebrated the 60th anniversary of renaming the kiwifruit in 1959. On Friday August 9, the Te Puke War Memorial Hall... Read More

Can you count birds?

Can you count birds? More specifically - the North Island robin? The Aongatete Forest Project would like more helpers for their bird monitoring day... Read More

Positive step for Lake Rotorua clean up

Rotorua locals are one step closer to having a cleaner lake, following an interim Environment Court decision on Lake Rotorua nutrient management rules... Read More

Potato mop-top virus response closes out

A joint Biosecurity New Zealand and Potatoes New Zealand response to the crop disease Potato mop-top virus -PMTV is being closed out, with industry taking... Read More

Body found at Rotorua mountain bike park

Police are investigating following a body being found at a Rotorua mountain bike park. Emergency services responded to a report of a sudden death in... Read More

Snow, frosts and a cold Sunday ahead

The Metservice has issued a snowfall warning for the Desert Road. Snow is forecast to affect the road tonight and early Sunday morning. Between 7pm... Read More

EastPack welcomes a new variety of Kiwi to the mix

EastPack, New Zealand’s largest post-harvest service Kiwifruit provider, usually embraces kiwis of gold or green variety but now it’s added... Read More

The precious kauri trees of the Kaimai Ranges

A structure of wooden planks, used in the 1900s to gather and unleash water to ‘drive’ kauri logs down Western Bay of Plenty hills to sawmills,... Read More

Let’s make Kaiate Falls swimmable again

Kaiate Falls is going to be receiving a lot of love and care, as volunteers gather today to plant hundreds of native trees and plants. The ‘Let’s... Read More

Give Eugenie the ammo she needs

After 15 years of lobbying successive governments on advanced recycling fees, there’s a chance to fix it now, and fix it for a long time. So speak... Read More

Students Tour Eastern BOP horticultural businesses

  Almost 100 students from four Eastern BOP schools have seen for themselves orchard and postharvest sectors of horticulture.   The second... Read More

New deal promises greater pack house efficiency

  Leading innovators are coming together to deliver a formidable range of automation services to post-harvest operators across Australasia who... Read More

NZ’s first cage-free egg directory launches

New Zealand’s first Cage-Free Egg Directory has launched today, listing businesses who have committed to going cage-free, and those who are yet... Read More

Fonterra expects multi-million dollar loss

Fonterra has announced it expects to make a reported loss of $590-675 million this financial year, taking into account likely write-downs. The announcement... Read More

Government announces plan to improve NZ waterways

The Government has today announced the next step in its plan to clean up NZ rivers and lakes by supporting community-led programmes. “Every New... Read More