[6 August/Stuff]

Kerrytown Orchards LP has received approval to buy an 18.68-hectare land parcel in South Canterbury. The Overseas Investment Office was told the $760,000 investment would further the company’s orchard expansion in South Canterbury. The new land is planned to be used as a Honeycrisp apple orchard, and the company will export the fruit to the American market. Kerrytown Road Orchards has already acquired several properties and planted them with Honeycrisp apples. The investment would increase jobs, export receipts and investment.