News - Agriculture and Horticulture

Japanese expat rises to career challenge
November 12, 2019

Fumiaki Omae, widely known as Fumi, always had a passion for the great outdoors and dreamed of travelling and exploring the world. He grew up in a city close to Osaka in Japan and worked there...

Horticulturist of the Year share secrets of success
September 30, 2019

On Thursday the first ever winners of the Hawke’s Bay Horticulturist of the Year Award, Leon and Robyn Stallard welcomed industry representatives and friends onto their orchard. The...

New skills and knowledge help Raupunga flourish
September 6, 2019

Raupunga was where it all began. Theresa Thornton grew up in this tiny village of 200, located between Napier and Wairoa. When Theresa left school, she went straight to work in Raupunga. “I...

The keys to building a successful agribusiness
July 4, 2019

After two and half years of studying, Adam Jerram has just submitted the last paper of his NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management, a farm report on the commercial vineyard owned by his father...

EIT Winegrowing programme a recipe for success
June 7, 2019

A winegrowing programme at EIT in Gisborne has led one Gisborne school leaver to become a key player in this district’s rapidly growing horticulture industry. Rory Grant was only 17 when he...