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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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Intention to extend the citrus commodity levy

The Citrus Levy Order will expire in February 2020, and Citrus New Zealand (CNZ) will consult with industry to support renewing the levy order. In the next few weeks, all known citrus growers will be receiving more information about the consultation and referendum process and dates for meetings to enable you to provide feedback. A discussion paper is being developed,

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Tipu website launched

UP AND RUNNING: A horticulture labour planning website to provide a hub for growers, contractors or post-harvest facilities wanting to find staff, and local jobseekers looking for opportunities and support has been launched. Read the full story in the Gisborne Herald.

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