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The AgriChain Centre´s HortSource Blog

The high cost of low prices
A few weeks ago we had the PMA Australia New Zealand Fresh Connections Conference here is Auckland. An all-round success in terms of attendance.  One of the industry stalwarts I bumped into there was....Read More


I Spy Something You Don't See And It Starts With 'C'
I have England on my mind.  I am all for the Europe concept but do we really need to have the Tour de France starting in the UK?  It’s a bit like Kent becoming a wine growing region. Well known pa....Read More


Supermarkets, Growers & Food Prices.
One of the more intelligent articles I have come across in recent years on the topic of supplier relationships in the perishable food area can be found in the Guardian.  Here is a poignant part of  ....Read More


I Had A Farm In Africa
A few years ago, I came across a stand at the US Produce Marketing Association  (PMA) Convention which had me intrigued. “Land for Sale”, it said. "In Africa", it said. I stopped and started to....Read More


The Winter's Tale
Once upon a time, there was “an integrated kiwifruit orcharding and post-harvest company” called Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Ltd, which ran a pretty tight ship in a sector of the produce industry t....Read More


There Are Two Sides To Every Story
Australia and New Zealand share a lot of common history, have strong bonds as ‘brothers in adversity’, are closely cooperating members of the Commonwealth, often take a joint approach when it co....Read More


You Know The World Is Upside Down When (II)
Cabbages claim first prize in a Verbosity challenge, involving some pretty important documents on mankind's radar. This little comparison is currently making the rounds. Not sure where it origin....Read More


You Know The World Is Upside Down When (I)
A newspaper thinks it needs to operate an online garden centre. Not a belated April Fool's day Joke but the website of the virtual garden centre operated by The Guardian newspaper in the UK. If n....Read More


A Few Comments On The Latest Round Of Progressive Bashing
It must be election year. And - the Aussie/Kiwi relationship has had some bad press in recent weeks in relation to New Zealanders living in Australia not being able to access certain state services.....Read More


My Milk Was Off This Morning
One of the more frustrating occurrences in one's morning...the milk is off! Not good at all when one only notices it after one has poured said milk into one's tea. A glance at the label and the mood d....Read More