Posts tagged "SunGold"

Kiwifruit sector set for growth report

[2 February/ Rural News Group] Growth is expected to continue in the New Zealand kiwifruit sector after last year’s record season and new orchard development currently taking place, according to the ANZ Kiwifruit Insights paper. Following the recent PSA crisis, the sector has bounced back strongly seeing annual sales rise significantly.  ANZ Managing Director Commercial...

Orchard buyers set new kiwifruit gold standard as Zespri expands plantings

[19 October/Stuff] A handful of kiwifruit orchards in Bay of Plenty have sold for over the $1 million per hectare mark this week, setting a new high for the industry. Values had soared since 2014 when gold orchards were worth about $400,000 per hectare. The latest sales come as Zespri announced an acceleration in its...

Zespri lifts forecast for 2018 tray returns, boosts SunGold licence allocations

[19 October/New Zealand Herald] Zespri Group, the country’s statutory kiwifruit exporter, has raised its forecast for tray returns across all varieties in the 2018 financial year. Total fruit and service payment is now expected to be $1.39 billion in the year ending March 31 (previous forecast of $1.34b). The board has also signed off on...

Kiwifruit exporter enters Orange County

[28 July/ Rural News Group] Zespri has opened its regional office in Orange County, California to manage increasing sales across America. Zespri Chief Executive Lain Jager said a majority of the growth came from the new gold variety Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit. Mr Jager said the New Zealand kiwifruit industry is expected to more than double...

Kiwifruit sector sparks jobs boom in Bay

 [21 February/ NZ Herald] New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Acting Chief Executive, Kate Longman said the industry would need an additional 4,740 seasonal staff and 420 full time staff by 2019, due to increasing SunGold kiwifruit volumes. Ms Longman said the industry had partnered with the Ministry of Social Development and the Master Contractors Association to...