Innovation, Best Practice and Sustainability in New Zealand’s Primary Sector
A world first 100% electric cherry orchard.
The Timata Method offers farmers a low-cost alternative to native regeneration.
A Lighter Touch uses non-chemical methods to control weeds in crops.
Truffle tourism is being developed in Waikato.
Technology developed by a Marlborough oyster farmer.
Wilderness tours through an alpine property, the highest privately-owned land in the country.
A boutique gourmet mushroom growing business, selling fresh and pickled mushrooms.
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Understanding the ways in which sedimentation is affecting the coastal environment.
The world’s first algae-based pain medication.
NZ’s largest and most successful private research organisation is celebrating 100 years of research endeavour.
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Marlborough District Council and a community-based group is spearheading the battle against Chilean Needle Grass.
Waging war on the self-seeding wilding pines in the Marlborough region.
A thriving boutique business on 66-hectares of difficult land, with a herd of Red Devon cattle.
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Updates on research projects exploring ways of improving yield without sacrificing the quality of wine.
A study into the performance of sediment control practices utilised in forest harvesting and earthworks.
A study comparing pasture-raised beef with grain-finished beef and with plant protein.
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Development of a model investigating future global food system scenarios from a nutrition perspective.
A whole-system, ecological approach to food production, resulting in a lighter environmental footprint.
Forestry company OneFortyOne is adding value to the timber production chain by innovating in the domestic market.
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Some initiatives aimed at reducing harm on the farm.
An example of rural groups working to improve their local communities.
A Kaikoura crayfishing family who also have a hill country farm and now a ‘field of dreams’ polo ground.
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A trellis system which protects cherries and makes fruit more accessible for harvest.
A super-premium, 100 percent family estate-grown wine brand.
A $16.7 million partnership between Beef + Lamb New Zealand and MPI’s Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures Fund.
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A Wairarapa crop being trialled as an alternative to peas.
Recovery of paua fisheries after the 2016 earthquake.
A company using sustainable practice to manufacture a variety of packaged foods.
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A company using wool for disposable hygiene products.
Horizons Regional Council’s sediment control initiative.
A couple making a variety of products on their lavender farm.
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How to keep bumblebee hives pollinating for longer.
Conservation and protection of native species surrounding Mystery Creek.
A family owned butchery and delicatessen in Te Awamutu.