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PNZ Frozen Potatoes Trade Report No.3 Sept. 2022

Potatoes New Zealand: Frozen Potatoes Trade Report September 2022

September 30, 2022
Exports of frozen fries from Belgium and the Netherlands to New Zealand have more than doubled in the quarter ending July 2022. These exports will be arriving presently, given shipping lead-times.
This tuber, which weighs a whopping 7.9 kilograms, won't get a Guinness World Record for heaviest potato, because turns out it's not a potato at all. Courtesy: Donna Craig-Brown/The Associated Press

World's largest potato? No, not a potato at all!

March 17, 2022
When is a potato not a potato? When it's a tuber of a gourd, according to Guinness World Records. A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world's largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Hamilton
Pukekawa (NZ) trials to control the Potato Tuber Moth

Pukekawa (NZ) trials to control the Potato Tuber Moth

March 14, 2021
Two trials in Pukekawa, New Zealand, are showing some early promise for potato growers when it comes to greater control of the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (PTM).
Plant seed potatoes now and you'll be digging up your own buried treasure in just a few months. (Courtesy: Sally Tagg)

Potatoes from plot to plate: how to grow the perfect spuds in your New Zealand backyard

September 17, 2020
While in the Northern hemisphere we are harvesting potatoes and getting ready for winter, this is not the case in the Southern hemisphere. This article offers tips on how to grow potatoes in your New Zealand backyard.
Potatoes New Zealand request Emergency Measures to ban EU imports

Potatoes NZ request Emergency Measures to ban EU imports

May 29, 2020
Potatoes New Zealand is asking the New Zealand government to give urgent consideration to imposing short-term measures limiting the importation into New Zealand of heavily discounted frozen potato chips to avoid a food security threat.
Chris Claridge, CEO of Potatoes New Zealand

As COVID-19 decimates job numbers, NZ potato industry can't hire fast enough

April 01, 2020
Farmers are among New Zealand's essential workers, so farms and fields are remaining busy keeping food on Kiwis' plates. And despite panic-buying, there is no shortage. New Zealand could survive on potatoes alone.
Dutch potato storage specialist Tolsma-Grisnich has built a new storage facility for The Rakaia Hub Ltd in New Zealand.

Tolsma-Grisnich builds new potato storage facility in New Zealand

March 13, 2020
Dutch potato storage specialist Tolsma-Grisnich has built a new storage facility for The Rakaia Hub Ltd in New Zealand.
We are greeted at the entrance to the whare tipuna, by Manaia Cunningham, a decendant of Ngāi Tutehuarewa and Ngāti Huikai Hapū, of Ngai Tahu iwi, New Zealand

Maara kai - reinvigorating Maori Food Sovereignty through potatoes in New Zealand

August 26, 2019
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.

Potato mop-top virus response New Zealand closes out

August 16, 2019
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.
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.

Why Traceability in Food Production and Processing is also a Profit Opportunity

May 23, 2019
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.

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