Dr Bruce Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, Plant & Food Research
Produce from the New Zealand horticulture industry is now worth $8.7 billion dollars a year, and of that, $5 billion dollars is export income – it’s a new record high. Chief operating officer at Plant & Food Research, Dr Bruce Campbell, joins Roger Bourne to talk about what’s behind this growth - and what may be to come.
Marc Soccio, Rabobank Senior Analyst
The New Zealand wine story continues to be one of expansion and international success but it is operating in an increasingly complicated market. This is reflected in the Q2 Wine Quarterly report published by Rabobank in mid April 2017. One of the authors of this report, Rabobank senior analyst Marc Soccio, joins Roger Bourne to discuss current global wine production and consumption trends.
Analytica Manuka Honey Testing
Honey, especially manuka honey, has become a high value export. In 2015 New Zealand generated around $250 million from honey exports but the international demand for honey has also seen a rise in batches of honey adulterated with sugar, or poor quality honey from other sources but labelled as higher value manuka honey.
Barry's Bay Cheese
Mike and Catherine Carey have owned Barrys Bay Traditional Cheese for the last 11 years. But the company, located at Duvauchelle on Banks Peninsula, has been in business for much longer, making old fashioned, hand crafted cheese since 1895. The current factory dates from 1952, as the previous factory burnt down.