Gold pushes Zespri share surge

Analysts have lifted Zespri’s value by 7% as its share price continues to ramp up despit a labour shortage for the latest harvest.

Gold values fly high in tenders

Industry faith in the returns from Zespri’s SunGold fruit is reflected in the prices paid in the latest Gold3 licence tender by the kiwifruit marketer.

Kiwifruit boosts export growth

A record month for kiwifruit exports helped push the country’s overall exports in April to the second-highest level ever, according to monthly trade data.

Workshy threaten big investment

Kiwifruit growers’ failure to find enough pickers this season is not because of low pay, Apata Group managing director Stu Weston says.

Kiwifruit growers short of hands

Getting more workers from overseas might be part but not the entire solution for a labour-strapped kiwifruit sector as it grapples with growing crop volumes and an unprecedented lack of pickers for this year’s crop.

Early warning system welcomed

A biosecurity intelligence team within government will be a good idea if it can provide earlier warning of biosecurity risks, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.

Kiwi tamarillo dressing wins

New Zealand tamarillos have featured at a prestigious New York food awards, being judged best new product in the salad dressing category.

Legendary herb offers forest options

With more than 2000 years of Chinese use as a tonic and medicine ginseng is a herb familiar to the world’s fastest-growing consumer market, one increasingly seeking traditional therapies and tonics for a growing list of modern ailments.