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    Barry Davis 20.07.2014 11:43
    Lowing the speed limit from 100km/h to 80 km/h will increase safety, reduce motor accidents and will save lives. Is seems that only the bad and impatient ...

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  • Paula Bennett's superior attitude towards amalgamation in Hawkes Bay shocks listeners.

    David George 20.07.2014 07:57
    Ms Bennett's rant shows all the hall marks of a politician who is out of touch with our electorate. Only Bennett knows who we want to be? How out of ...

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  • The Government is urged to take a serious look at reopening the Napier Gisborne railway line.

    Wayne Walford 14.07.2014 15:58
    That is exactly why we need a feasibility study to find out what the real data is and let go of the urban myth. How much of the so called wall of wood ...

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  • Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce will look for a new CEO after Wayne Walford stands down.

    David GEORGE 13.07.2014 12:05
    This should have happened 4 months ago. Maybe he does not understand the Napier electorate!

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    David GEORGE 13.07.2014 12:02
    Thanks Mayor Dalton. 'forced amalgamation'is an issue. Napier, Wairoa and Central HB should decide their futures individually. Napier and Wairoa voters ...

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  • The Government is urged to take a serious look at reopening the Napier Gisborne railway line.

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    Allan & Pat Porter 11.07.2014 17:24
    I lived in Auckland 65.5 years. We got out 4 years ago to live in a smaller community. Auckland's "Super City"is a disaster, pandering to property ...

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    Aucklander 10.07.2014 18:52
    As an Aucklander born and bred lets just get a few things straight. First of all it’s Auckland Council not Auckland City Council and Auckland's problems ...

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    Ray seven 10.07.2014 15:16
    The Auckland Council is an excllent example to not follow. Their Staff Numbers are right up to the levels before amalgamation. The debt has risen to ...

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    Andrew 10.07.2014 14:01
    What an absolute joke Mr Dalton. The new Napier museum is a multi million dollar white elephant disaster and what about your Art deco buses? $1.6m ...

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  • Napier Mayor Bill Dalton says Auckland is a lesson to us all.

    Murray Astwood 10.07.2014 13:06
    Good on you Bill. And just watch out for Central Govt too. They seem to want to legislate over Local Govt more and more. Coming to see Napier for 4 ...

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A state of the art Hastings packhouse helps deliver efficiency to the market

 

Turners & Growers is forecasting strong global sales for the 2014 ENZA apple season, on the back of favourable growing conditions in New Zealand.

Turners & Growers CEO Alastair Hulbert said good growing conditions, consistent product quality, and on-going investment in technology have been key to the positive season outlook, with 90,000 tonnes of ENZA apples set to be exported from New Zealand growers’ orchards over the next eight months.

"ENZA has been successfully exporting New Zealand apples for a significant number of years and it is exciting to see international markets steadily growing.

"Our market partners in Europe, UK, USA and Asia are looking forward to the Southern Hemisphere season to continue on from their strong Northern Hemisphere programmes.

"Although 2014 may not reach the level seen with the 2013 season, the prospects are certainly encouraging."

In 2003, Turners & Growers Ltd acquired ENZA, forming a company with a turnover in excess of NZ$730million.

Since then, Turners & Growers has continued to invest heavily in research and development projects, with recent upgrades of controlled atmosphere stores and new grading and packing equipment helping to improve product quality for both domestic and international markets.

"We have invested in state-of-the-art grading equipment at our packhouse inHastings that can sort pipfruit based on specific requirements for particular markets. Export needs can often differ market by market so these investments will help us deliver more efficiently to our markets’ requirements."

Turners & Growers has also identified that extending the organisation’s pipfruit product portfolio through the global release of highly sought after branded apple varieties such as JAZZTM, ENVYTM and Pacific RoseTM is attracting consumer demand overseas.

"Jazz, Envy and Pacific Rose have all had a good year and Jazz and Envy are looking fantastic with good size and colour. This is testament to our growers and the good growing conditions we experienced in most of our pipfruit producing regions," said Mr Hulbert.

"Harvesting is underway for Pacific Beauty, Pears, Royal Gala and Coxes in Hawke’s Bay and Nelson and these will be followed shortly by Jazz."

Last month, Turners & Growers launched its new corporate strategy, which looks to grow both the company’s domestic and international markets with an increased focus on the pipfruit category globally.

Turners & Growers has more than 100 years’ experience in the New Zealand fresh fruit and vegetable industry, and is now working towards cementing its position as one of the best horticultural companies in the Southern Hemisphere.

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