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Board appoints Peter Springford as independent director

Friday, 27 January 2017, 12:09 pm | Zespri

The Zespri Board has appointed Peter Springford as an independent director, replacing long-serving director David Pilkington. More >>

School stars earn Zespri scholarships

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:57 am | Zespri

The bright futures of Georgia Cook and Libby Bradley are being further supported, with Zespri awarding the two school-leavers $15,000 academic scholarships for the next three years. More >>

Another 400 hectares of SunGold licence for 2017

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 11:54 am | Zespri

At the end of a record-breaking 2016 season, Zespri is continuing to invest in future growth by announcing the release of another 400 hectares of its gold kiwifruit variety SunGold next year. More >>

Lifeguards primed for season opening

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:07 am | Zespri

They’re part of a new wave of lifeguarding talent hitting Bay of Plenty beaches and Mitch Cowdrey and Isaac Marshall have been hard at work, harnessing their skills before the patrolling season officially starts this weekend. More >>

Zespri Board announces succession planning for new CEO

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 4:59 pm | Zespri

The Board of Directors of Zespri will start a search process next year to select a new Chief Executive Officer. The succession is being planned with a view to having the new CEO in place by the beginning of 2018. More >>

Senior appointments in marketing and global supply

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 5:11 pm | Zespri

Zespri is pleased to announce the appointments of Jiunn Shih as General Manager Marketing based in Singapore and Sheila McCann-Morrison as General Manager Global Supply. More >>

Zespri volumes, returns grow

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 9:09 am | Zespri

Zespri’s Annual Meeting today recapped the strong 2015/16 season for the kiwifruit industry – record sales and highest-ever total grower returns – as well as charting the industry’s future as the government approves amendments to the Kiwifruit Regulations. More >>

Zespri welcomes changes to Kiwifruit Export Regulations

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 4:48 pm | Zespri

Zespri welcomes changes to Kiwifruit Export Regulations Zespri welcomes the Government’s announcement that Cabinet has approved amendments to the Kiwifruit Export Regulations. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride explains these regulatory changes represent the first ... More >>

Kiwi collaboration sees 20 tonnes of fruit donated

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 4:30 pm | Zespri

Kiwi collaboration sees 20 tonnes of fruit donated to Fiji communities Delivery of 20 tonnes of Zespri Green Kiwifruit began at schools in Fiji today to communities affected by shortages of healthy food due to Cyclone Winston. The donation was the ... More >>

Record-breaking 2015/16 kiwifruit season

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 9:48 am | Zespri

The 2015/16 kiwifruit season broke records for the industry and Zespri with the biggest-ever total return to growers, highest-ever Green return per hectare and record sales volumes for both Zespri Green and Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit. More >>

Zespri Kiwifruit Strives for Growth Across North America

Friday, 20 May 2016, 9:55 am | Zespri

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the very positive consumer reaction to Zespri Kiwifruit last season, Zespri today announces plans to significantly grow its volume across North America in 2016. In fact, Zespri's growth ... More >>

Prime Minister launches Zespri’s 2016 season in China

Friday, 22 April 2016, 9:47 am | Zespri

Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key officially launched the 2016 season for Zespri in China at an event last night, marking a new phase for Zespri’s China Strategy. More >>

Evidence demonstrates the health benefits of kiwifruit

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 4:44 pm | Zespri

From the digestive system to immunity and metabolic health, an increasing body of research demonstrates how beneficial kiwifruit is for human health. The latest research was presented in Tauranga, New Zealand this week by leading scientists at the first-ever ... More >>

More SunGold licence at start of 2016 kiwifruit season

Friday, 18 March 2016, 11:07 am | Zespri

At the start of what is set to be a record-breaking 2016 season, Zespri is positioning itself for the future by announcing the release of a further 400 hectares of its gold kiwifruit variety SunGold this year. More >>

Zespri, Surf Life Saving NZ: keeping Eastern beaches safe

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 10:04 am | Zespri

Zespri, Surf Life Saving NZ: keeping Eastern beaches safe together Zespri today announced it will be the Primary Regional Partner for Surf Life Saving New Zealand in Bay of Plenty, Coromandel and Gisborne, offering free lifesaving training for ... More >>

MOU signals closer collaboration for Zespri, T&G

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:13 am | Zespri

Zespri and T&G today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) confirming their intention to work together to create value for their respective growers and shareholders. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride and T&G Global Chairman Professor Klaus Josef Lutz ... More >>

Kiwifruit winner in TPP Agreement

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:32 pm | Zespri

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will generate significant value for the New Zealand kiwifruit industry and Zespri welcomes the signing of the Agreement today in Auckland. Zespri Chief Executive Lain Jager explains the TPP will eliminate ... More >>

Zespri December forecast: returns holding steady

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 10:45 am | Zespri

Zespri’s December forecast shows steady per-hectare returns for all categories as fruit volumes rise strongly, with Green volumes increasing 16 percent to over 80 million trays and SunGold (Gold3) volumes up nearly three times on last season’s ... More >>

Zespri scholarships to top students

Friday, 20 November 2015, 1:00 pm | Zespri

Zespri has awarded tertiary scholarships worth $5,000 a year to two outstanding students – Elizabeth Boyle from Wellington and Jack Keeys from Hamilton. More >>

Sir Brian Elwood awarded Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal

Friday, 30 October 2015, 9:37 am | Zespri

Last night Sir Brian Elwood was awarded the 2015 Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal in recognition of the leadership he has displayed as chairman of industry regulator Kiwifruit New Zealand (KNZ) over the past 10 years. The award was presented at an ... More >>