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Zespri welcomes high turnout and support for positive change

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 11:03 am | Zespri

Kiwifruit growers have made a strong statement about the direction they want for their industry in the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KSIP) referendum. There is a clear mandate for change with interim results from the referendum showing two-thirds ... More >>

Zespri forecasts record grower returns for 2014/15 season

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 9:41 am | Zespri

Record per-hectare returns for Green and Organic Green are forecast this season as a combination of supply constraint, favourable market conditions and strong end-of-season sales leads to increased Zespri grower returns across all categories. Per-hectare ... More >>

Teresa Ciprian appointed to Zespri Board

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 2:59 pm | Zespri

The Zespri Board has appointed Teresa Ciprian as an independent director, recognising her expertise in global brand marketing and business development. More >>

Zespri welcomes Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

Sunday, 16 November 2014, 10:17 am | Zespri

Zespri welcomes the announcement of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) deal with South Korea and the significant outcome that has been achieved for the kiwifruit industry. More >>

Paul Heywood, Leo Mangos awarded 2014 Hayward Medal

Friday, 7 November 2014, 10:16 am | Zespri

The 2014 kiwifruit industry excellence award – the Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal – is jointly awarded to Paul Heywood and Leo Mangos for their vision in laying the foundations for today’s industry. More >>

Zespri Juicy Water Fight revitalises Shanghai summer

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:40 pm | Zespri

In a marketing success for Zespri, more than 1,000 people took part in an enormous Zespri ‘Juicy Water Fight’ in Shanghai to celebrate the launch of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit in China this season. More >>

Recovery from Psa and record returns drive rebound

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 12:07 pm | Zespri

New Zealand kiwifruit growers have received the highest-ever average per-hectare return for supplying Zespri Green Kiwifruit, Zespri’s 2013/14 annual results show. While the return to the individual grower is influenced by factors such as orchard ... More >>

NZ’s first self-substantiated health claim for Zespri

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 12:33 pm | Zespri

Zespri has lodged the first self-substantiated health claim in New Zealand, under the Food Standards Australia-New Zealand (FSANZ) Standard for Nutrition, Health and Related Claims. More >>

John Palmer awarded 2013 Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal

Friday, 22 November 2013, 2:30 pm | Zespri

Former chairman of the New Zealand Kiwifruit Marketing Board, John Palmer, was last night awarded the 2013 Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal for his tireless efforts to bring the kiwifruit industry through the fiscal crisis in the early 1990’s. More >>

Zespri wins at Asia Fruit Awards

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 11:08 am | Zespri

Zespri, the world’s premium kiwifruit marketer, has been recognised for the quality of its marketing programmes across Asia at the inaugural Asia Fruit Awards presented in Hong Kong last night. More >>

Positive start to season for Zespri SunGold

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 10:49 am | Zespri

Zespri’s recently-commercialised gold kiwifruit variety SunGold is enjoying solid sales in 2013 and a great reception from consumers around the world. More >>

Zespri looks forward after two tough years

Thursday, 25 July 2013, 9:38 am | Zespri

The New Zealand kiwifruit industry is beginning to look forward with a sense of cautious optimism after two tough years of having to learn how to manage the bacterial disease Psa, Zespri chairman Peter McBride says. More >>

Zespri Gold3 licence allocation significantly oversubscribed

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 11:51 am | Zespri

The Zespri Board has announced that 1,130 hectares of licences for the more Psa-tolerant gold kiwifruit cultivar Gold3 will be allocated to Zespri growers in 2013, as the next step in the Psa recovery pathway – 288 hectares more than was originally intended ... More >>

Vintage year for Zespri Kiwifruit

Monday, 10 June 2013, 1:49 pm | Zespri

The 2013 New Zealand kiwifruit season has already set records for the best-tasting Zespri Kiwifruit ever. With harvest nearly completed, on-orchard sampling has confirmed what Zespri consumers have been saying – that this year is a vintage taste year ... More >>

Record returns delivered to New Zealand kiwifruit growers

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 11:01 am | Zespri

Zespri’s annual results for 2012/13 show the highest-ever average Orchard Gate Return (OGR) returns of $51,153 delivered to New Zealand kiwifruit growers. However, the record result comes as the impact of Psa on individual orchards continues to ... More >>

Peter McBride announced as Zespri chairman-elect

Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 11:33 am | Zespri

The Zespri board has announced its chairman-elect is Peter McBride. Mr McBride will replace current chairman John Loughlin when he steps down from the board early next year. More >>

Kiwifruit Recommended to Boost Dietary Vitamin C

Monday, 5 November 2012, 9:24 am | Zespri

November is 5+ A Day month and scientists believe kiwifruit should be a consumer’s first choice when boosting fresh fruit and vegetable intake. New international research, just published in the Journal of Nutritional Science, shows even a recommended dietary ... More >>

World’s first compostable fruit label for Zespri Kiwifruit

Monday, 29 October 2012, 1:13 pm | Zespri

Zespri will introduce the world’s first and only fully compostable fruit labels on all Zespri® Organic Kiwifruit next season. Zespri’s Global Marketing Manager – Organic, Glen Arrowsmith, explains this initiative is part of Zespri’s leadership ... More >>

Zespri Chairman Announces Plan To Step Down

Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 11:12 am | Zespri

MEDIA RELEASE 24 October 2012 Zespri Chairman Announces Plan To Step Down Zespri Chairman John Loughlin has announced he will stand down as Chairman of the Board and as a director early next year, at a time still to be confirmed. Mr Loughlin joined ... More >>

Kiwifruit breeder honoured for $3 billion contribution

Friday, 19 October 2012, 11:37 am | Zespri

The inaugural kiwifruit industry award – the Hayward Medal – was presented last night to a kiwifruit breeder whose work has added around $3 billion to the industry and the New Zealand economy, Russell Lowe from Plant & Food Research. More >>



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