Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Fresh Thinking For Farmers

7 November 2005

Fresh Thinking For Farmers

In response to the growing interest in local food systems New Zealand Farmers' Markets Association supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is running a series of 8 'Fresh Thinking' workshops.

At five centres in the North Island, and three in the South, attendees will hear about the economic, social and nutritional benefits garnered from Farmers' Markets.

The sessions are aimed at potential stallholders, market managers, community leaders and stakeholders, nutritionists, and those interested in being involved locally in the fast growing global phenomenon of farmers' markets. At present New Zealand boasts approximately one dozen farmers' markets from Kerikeri to Invercargill.

The workshops will be presented by Jane Adams, Chair of the Australian Farmers' Markets Association, and Ian Thomas, interim Chair of the New Zealand association. Jane has been consulting on market start-ups and growth strategies since 1998 whilst Ian was one of the founding stallholders of the Hawke's Bay farmers' market in 2000.

Ian says that "As well as the obvious benefits of buying fresh produce from your local grower, markets have proved to be excellent testing grounds and incubators for food producers". He sites five businesses that began life at the Hawke's Bay market going on to export. "

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news