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Potato News from New Zealand

Maara kai – reinvigorating Māori Food Sovereignty through potatoes in New Zealand
As we wound our way down to Port Levy, New Zealand, although only an hour from Christchurch city, it felt a world away. The turquoise waters of the harbour as still as glass, under the mid-afternoon Winter sun.
Potato mop-top virus response closes out
A joint Biosecurity New Zealand and Potatoes New Zealand response to the crop disease potato mop-top virus (PMTV) is being closed out, with industry taking the lead on long-term management.
FPS Food Process Solutions acquires New Zealand Processing Equipment manufacturer Total Solutions
FPS Food Process Solutions Corporation has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Total Solutions Limited, a leading fabricator of food processing equipment and conveyor systems in Auckland, New Zealand.
It is widely understood that traceability is important for food safety, but less well known that traceability can also help food producers and processors improve profitability.
End-to-end traceability in the food supply chain can do more than safeguard against potential disasters, particularly at the processing stage. Geoff Furniss, Head of BBC Technologies within TOMRA, explains how.
Potatoes now worth one billion dollars to New Zealand economy
The Latest Potatoes New Zealand Industry Volumes & Values
Number of NZ potato farms affected by Potato mop-top virus increases by 18
The scale of the Potato Mop-Top Virus problem on New Zealand South Island potato farms has widened. Eighteen Canterbury farms are now on the suspect list, after the virus was first confirmed on two properties last month.