Posts tagged "Summerfruit NZ"

New apricot’s a ‘shot in the arm’

[1 November/Rural News] A new grower co-operative, which is currently a subcommittee of Summerfruit NZ’s board, is being set up to commercialise three new apricot varieties in coming seasons. The fruit which currently have no brand names and the company which is yet to have a trading name established is being launched with the intention...

Summerfruit, Meat Industry Association sign GIA Deed

[5 October/ New Zealand Herald] Summerfruit NZ and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand (MIA) last week signed the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) Deed. By signing the deed, Summerfruit NZ and MIA join 15 industry sectors that have agreed to work with government, and each other, to combat the...

Asian consumers lap up New Zealand cherries

 [29 February/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Record quantities of cherries have been sold to Taiwan, China and South Korea, with a total of 3,390 tonnes being exported this season compared to 2,700 tonnes in 2013-14. Summerfruit NZ Chief Executive, Marie Dawkins said China did not consume any New Zealand cherries seven years ago, but now...

Sweet levy result for Summerfruit NZ

[3 December/ Radio New Zealand Rural] Summerfruit New Zealand has received strong support from growers for a continuation of the commodity levy for a further six years.  Approximately 35% of growers voted on renewing the levy, reflecting around 75% of the sector’s orchard gate production by value, with 80% supporting the continuation of the levy. ...

Orchardists trying new varieties with exporting in mind

 [25 October/ Otago Daily Times] New fruit varieties are being trialed by Central Otago orchardists as part of two breeding programs to develop higher value apricots. Director of Summerfruit New Zealand Earnscy Weaver said that the organisation has produced several new varieties which were being evaluated for commercial use. The company is also in partnership...

Support sought for levy

[24 October/ Rural News]  Summerfruit NZ will hold a ballot of growers in November to seek support for the continuation of the organisations levy funding for the next six years.  Consultations over the levy have been ongoing since May with chairman, Gary Bennetts, vice chair, Tim Jones, and CEO, Marie Dawkins, touring the country to...