Posts tagged "Organics Aotearoa New Zealand"

National organic standard consultation underway

[15 May/Rural News] Organics Aotearoa Chairman, Doug Voss, urged members and the organic community at large to participate consultation process launched by the Ministry of Primary Industries to support a proposal for a national organic standard. Agriculture and Food Safety Minister, Damien O’Connor, said in New Zealand there was a range of voluntary standards that...

Green Party gets it wrong on organics

 [11 April/ Rural News] Organics Aotearoa New Zealand Chair, Doug Voss said the Green Party had unacceptably misrepresented findings of the 2016 New Zealand Organic Market Report. Mr Voss added that a Green Party media release contained many factual errors. Mr Voss explained that the Green Party portrayed the New Zealand Organic Sector as going...

Report shows strong future for organic products

[8 April/ Rural News] Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive, Mike Chapman said the 127 percent increase in organic sales through supermarkets over the last four years was good news for organic fruit and vegetable growers. Mr Chapman said the 2016 Organics Aotearoa Organic Market Report showed shoppers were thinking more about what they were putting...

NZ organic sector growing strongly: Latest research

 [7 April/ Organics Aotearoa New Zealand News Release] The 2016 New Zealand Organic Market Report showed that the domestic market for certified organic products was worth $217 million, with organic grocery sales through supermarkets increasing by 127 percent since 2012. New Zealand’s organic pastoral exports increased by over 11 percent since 2012. Organics Aotearoa New...

Two out of three Kiwis buying organics: latest research

 [4 April/ Organics Aotearoa New Zealand Media Release] The 2016 New Zealand Organic Market Report showed that organic grocery sales through supermarkets and specialty stores have increased by 127 percent since 2012 as a result of increased domestic demand. Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) Chief Executive, Brendan Hoare said the increase followed a global trend...

Oob wins in organic food sales surge [21 June/ Business Day]

Profits at organic ice cream company Oob have surged by nearly 50 per cent in the past year, coupled with a rise of 64 percent in sales to March. Oob Founder, Robert Auton said the past year has been the company’s most successful, following its expansion into the Australian market. The company success is on...

Organic sector feels let down

[21 April/ Radio NZ] Organics Aotearoa New Zealand Chair, Brendan Hoare said the organics sector has been told by the Ministry for Primary Industries that regulations to protect certified producers from falsely-labelled products on the domestic market is not a priority and it will not discuss the issue until 2017. Mr Hoare said the organic...

Meeting to clarify organic rules

 [19 March/ FW Plus] Organics Aotearoa New Zealand chairman Brendan Hoare said although certified organic products had a strict approval process through BioGro and AsureQuality, the sector needs greater control around the use of the term organic. A meeting held to set the sector’s rules will comprise of officials from the Ministry for Primary Industries,...