December 12, 2011
New Zealand potato exports reached a record high in the past year as more than $100 million worth of produce left New Zealand shores. Over 93,000 metric tonnes of potatoes, including 30,000 tonnes of fresh potatoes and 62,000 tonnes in frozen product...
October 17, 2011
A Christchurch man has been fined $10,000 for illegally taking groundwater to irrigate potato and onion crops. Ivan Court was fined after admitting illegally irrigating crops at a farm in Ryans Rd, Yaldhurst, for five years. Court's company, Birchbro...
October 16, 2011
The Blackstone Group announced today that its private equity funds have agreed to acquire Antares Restaurant Group in New Zealand from Anchorage Capital Partners. Headquartered in Auckland, Antares has the exclusive franchise development rights for t...
October 12, 2011
Potatoes and other reportedly high-GI foods might not be the dietary villains that recent publicity, books and health-based programmes would claim them to be, a new University of Otago study suggests.
September 24, 2011
A number of batches of Bluebird potato chips are being recalled after pieces of blue and green rubber were found inside some packets. The Ready Salted Original Cut Chip packs were produced at the Bluebird Auckland manufacturing plant. Bluebird is war...
August 29, 2011
A major pest called the tomato potato psyllid, has cost the potato industry over a $120 million since its initial discovery in 2006, according to a new report from Potatoes New Zealand. Ron Gall, Business Manager for Potatoes New Zealand, presented th...
May 12, 2011
A compostable take-away container made by Potatopak from waste potato starch has won the 2011 Unpackit Award for New Zealand’s best packaging.
May 12, 2011
Un envase para comida producido por Potatopak y elaborado con almidón de papa ganó el Premio Unpackit 2011 al mejor empaque en Nueva Zelanda. El premio fue otorgado luego de revisar más de 9.000 votos del público. Así mismo se premió al peor de los en...
April 14, 2011
Potatoes New Zealand says the potato industry is struggling to deal with the tomato/potato psyllid, which spreads the damaging bacterium Liberibacter, and wants more help from the Government.
February 15, 2011
The New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will officially open the NZ $19 million upgrade to McCain Foods plant Friday, February 18
December 29, 2010
Potato yields in Southland, New Zealand, could be down next year if the crops do not get some much-needed rain, even after the past few days of wet weather.