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PGF boost for Wairoa businesses

Provincial Growth Fund grants for two Wairoa businesses are expected to boost job opportunities for road and horticulture workers in the region and provide a “little ray of sunshine” for Wairoa’s prospects. Read the full story here.

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Green and gold rush begins

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson says Poverty Bay leads the charge because the crop matures more quickly there. In March, orchards in Bay of Plenty, Northland, Counties-Manukau, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, lower North Island and Tasman will follow suit. Read the full story here.

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First of an estimated industry-wide 150 million trays picked and packed in Gisborne

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) Chief Executive Officer Nikki Johnson says Poverty Bay leads the charge because the crop matures more quickly there than the rest of the country. “Over March, orchards in the Bay of Plenty, Northland, Counties-Manukau, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, the lower North Island and Tasman will follow suit – it’s going to be a bumper crop.”

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