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PickMee! in Full Blossom
PickMee! summerfruit trees are in full blossom, with almost perfect conditions producing good strong flowering for pollination, to grow crops of nectarines, plums and peaches in time for Christmas. “Blossom is right on time, with plenty of flowers for the bees to do their work,” says John Altham, whose family business is a major New Zealand producer under the PickMee!...
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HB Young Fruit Grower of the Year Makes History
Ask Hawke’s Bay Young Fruit Grower of the Year Lisa Arnold what the future holds for both her and the region and the first word that springs to mind is – Wairoa! At 27 years old, Lisa is about to invest in her own small plot of land to build “tiny” houses in a district, which she sees as being...
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Mana Ahuriri announces $100m of New Developments for Napier
Mana Ahuriri Trust has set out a bold vision to become one of Hawke’s Bay’s largest commercial property and asset owners announcing new developments worth over $100 million, as part of the first phase of a growth strategy following its Treaty Settlement. Kerry Avery (left), director of Avery Team Architects discusses plans for the development of the “gravel pit” site...
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New Zealand’s Apple Industry Leads the World Four Years Running
The World Apple Review has for the fourth year running named New Zealand’s apple industry the most competitive on the global stage, against 33 major apple growing countries. Released this week by Belrose Inc, the US based world fruit market analysts, the World Apple Review, stated that the innovations emerging from New Zealand’s apple industry will increasingly impact production and...
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Direction Focused
“Stay focused on your direction, and don’t get too hung up on specifics,” is the advice one of Hawke’s Bay’s most experienced farming leaders has for the future generation when goal setting. Sam Robinson, who is this year’s recipient of the Laurie Dowling Memorial Award for services to agriculture, is now spending more of his time mentoring and sharing his...
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From Delivery Boy to HB Farmer of the Year
At the age of 12, Hawke's Bay's 2018 Farmer of the Year David Danks had a fated encounter that would one day come true, leading him to earn the prestigious award. Collecting money for his milk and paper runs in Westshore, he called on a house, where the lady asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up....
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2018 Napier Port Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards
The 2018 Napier Port Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards has this year recognised the outstanding contribution of seven past, present and future leaders in their field. Hosted by the Hawke’s Bay A & P Society at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds, Tomoana, Hawke's Bay's Primary Sector Awards is the biggest night on the region's primary sector calendar with over 400 people...
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Celebrating Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Excellence
The 2018 Napier Port Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards has this year recognised the outstanding contribution of seven past, present and future leaders in their field. The 2018 winners are: Silver Fern Farms Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year - David Danks Pan Pac Hawke’s Bay Farm Forester of the Year -  Charlie and Michelle Bogard Hastings District Council Primary...