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Happy New Year!

We hope you managed to spend some time off to enjoy with family and friends over this busy time of the season, with maybe a trip to a beach or...

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EMS 2017-18 now available

The Export Marketing Strategy or EMS is reviewed each year before the start of the new season. The two main changes in the EMS this year relate to:

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Primary industry training fees-free for eligible trainees

The Government's new tertiary policy means two years of primary industry training will be fees-free for eligible trainees and apprentices who start in 2018. Primary ITO chief executive Dr Linda Sissons...

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NZ cherries to star in 5+ A Day campaign

The team at 5+ A Day are making our cherries one of their Products of the Month for December.

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Levy Amendment result

The results of the referendum are in and it's great news for the industry! Out of a total of 71 votes received, 70 votes were in support of the amendment. That...

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Phytosanitary inspector training course in Alexandra

This one day training course is being held in Alexandra on Wednesday, 6 December and is aimed at inspectors, although system administrators and packhouse managers may also find it useful.

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Summerfruit NZ joins GIA

We're very pleased to announce that Summerfruit NZ has signed the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) Deed, and joined 16 other industry sectors that have agreed...

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Commodity Levy Order Amendment

A review of the levy collection process and the wording of the Summerfruit Commodity Levy Order (2014) has identified concerns about whether it is being calculated consistently by all collection agents.

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THRIVE conference location no barrier

Summerfruit NZ's annual conference kicked off with inspirational rugby coach Sir Gordon Tietjens talking about how he achieved success by refusing to accept anything but the best from his players,...

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Awards aplenty at conference dinner

At this year's conference dinner at Mills Reef Winery, a number of awards were made celebrating those people who have made real contributions to the industry.

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