PMTV & GIA with MPI has occupied most of PNZ’s schedule this month
PNZ appreciate stakeholder patience and feedback on PMTV response, knowing it has been a stressful few weeks for some of you. It’s been a busy time, but we have maintained steady contact with our stakeholders and all updates if not already seen in your inbox, can be found here.
Potatoes New Zealand welcomes new team members
As PNZ embarked on the PMTV response with MPI, we were concurrently employing Gemma Carroll as permanent Communications & Engagement Officer and Iain Kirkwood as PNZ’s new agronomist.
Iain and Gemma were also immediately placed in the PNZ PMTV response team, on the Intelligence/Technical desk and Communications/Welfare desk, respectively. Their quick adaption to a rapidly changing situation, has been much appreciated.
2018 People’s Choice Best Chips Competition – Winner announced at Chip Fest 2018 event
Steve & Monica Fair of Mr Chips Masterton have been voted best shop by their fans for the 2nd year in a row.
Click here for the story
Feel good fundraiser
If encouraging kids to grow and love vegetables is something you feel strongly about, then click here to support Garden to Table’s latest fundraiser.
Research & Development Updates
Plant & Food and Hort NZ are working closely on the soon to be released Tamaraxia Trizae.
Psyllid Research Update – Reduced Insecticide Trial & Monitoring Programme
International Research Updates
Latest research on moisture and oil content in fried chips
Click here for Springer Research webpage and latest articles
As droughts put pressure on agriculture around the world – sustainable practice and water technologies are the latest talking points.
CGIAR with the latest
Heath & Safety Workshops
PNZ forms Health and Safety Committee in response to 2 fatal and 1 serious harm incidents involving tractor towed harvesters.
Click here to read Grower Advisory.
If you missed out on Health and Safety workshops in August or have any feedback please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgJ or ph 0800 399 674.
International Market Updates
Exhibitors up 10% since 2014 at Potato Europe International Show
Dry summer means Brits short on their fish supper!
Irish grower cuts out the middle man with vending machine for spuds
No joke – click here
Fresh export values remain firm to Fiji, with no concerns raised to date in regards to PMTV
- Fresh potato export reports week 35-40, 2018
- Fresh potato export report week 34, 2018
- Fresh potato export report week 33, 2018
- Fresh potato export report week 32, 2018
- Fresh potato export report week 31, 2018
- Processed potato export summary – August 2018
- Processed potato export summary – July 2018
- Processed potato export summary – May 2018
In the Media
REX radio on PMTV with Gemma Carroll PNZ Comms
(13.23 minutes in 29th September 2018)
PMTV in the rural news
MPI Biosecurity media
Click here for fact sheet on their page
We’re looking forward to launching new season potatoes on 8th November. Gemma Carroll has planned a quirky yet sophisticated evening, with special guest Annabelle White, blind tasting competition of grower produce and a chance to meet growers. Food writers will be there along with industry stakeholders, produce buyers and invited guests. Contact Gemma if you want an invite or to display your produce. Limited numbers available.
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