Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 11, 2017 17:27:32 GMT 12
$30M DEVELOPMENT FOR NEW MĀORI KIWIFRUIT ENTERPRISES
This is part of the $30 million investment in the area to convert nearly 90 hectares of semi- and unproductive land into successful grower businesses.
Southern Cross Horticulture in Tauranga won the contracts for plant-supply of the G3 and Hayward kiwifruit vines, and also for orchard construction and establishment.
Brown Brothers Drilling based in Hamilton won the contract to drill the irrigation bores needed for the 10 new orchards.
“Our focus is entirely on establishing high-performing kiwifruit orchards on Māori land for the benefit of owners,” says Blair Waipara, Land Development Manager at Te Tumu Paeroa, “This land is some of the best horticultural land in New Zealand. We’re proud to be working with highly experienced industry players to create a lasting legacy for generations to come”.....