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Special  —  Australia/New Zealand


China gets first shipment of Australian apples

A shipment of Australian apples from Tasmania’s Hansen Orchards has arrived in China for China-Australia Business Week, in a move that could open up more apple exports from the state.“The consignment of 210 18 kg boxes represents an investment in the China trade and getting a foot in the door of this.....

Less New Zealand onions going to UK

New Zealand Growers are growers, packers and exporters of fruit and vegetables from New Zealand. The company's main export is onions grown by five growers throughout the country on 475 ha of land.The New Zealand onion season is around mid-point at the moment, starting in late November and running through to.....

Seeka looking to expand avocado markets

Seeka is one of New Zealand's largest fully integrated orcharding and post-harvest company handling kiwifruit, avocados and kiwiberries. The company orchards over 1000 ha of managed or leased orchards with private growers supplying from approximately another 1000 hectares.The Company expects to pack between.....

New Zealand Avocados set to “Go Global” with new Government partnership

The Avocado Industry Council announced today it will partner with the Ministry for Primary Industries in a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme called Go Global— a five year programme to increase the productivity and capability within the avocado industry to deliver significant additional returns.....

Hamish Davis Fern Ridge

"China is an amazing market with so much potential"

Fern Ridge Produce started exporting NZ apples in 1997 after it gained an export licence from ENZA to ship containers to Martinique and the Maldives. It has grown steadily since then and has established its brand successfully both onshore and off shore. Part of the success has been because it was able to.....

Simon Limmer - Zespri

"There is a real feeling of optimism in the industry"

The New Zealand kiwi season got off to a positive start last week in the early region of Gisborne. The SunGold Gold 3 variety is by far the most predominant of the three gold varieties from Zespri, with many growers having successfully made the transition. Simon Limmer, General Manager Grower &.....