MRC Newsletter - June 2018

VinWizard wins US Innovation Award

We would like to extend congratulations to Marlborough company VinWizard.

Last month VinWizard was recognised by industry leaders in the United States of America for innovation at the prestigious Innovation + Quality Napa Valley forum.  Read more here

Vineyard and crop monitoring with multi-spectral imaging

Start-up technology company GCH UAV based in Blenheim helps diagnose stressors in high value crops.

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MRC Newsletter - May 2018

MJ Loza appointed CEO of the New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre Limited

We would like to congratulate MJ Loza on his appointment as CEO to the New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre Limited.  Read more about MJ here

Exporting made easier wrap

Along with ANZ bank we welcomed a stellar line-up of experts with a diverse range of skills to our Exporting Made Easier event earlier this month.

Plant and Food Research CEO visits MRC campus

Plant and Food Research’s new CEO, David Hughes, visited MRC recently to meet staff and tour the MRC campus.  Mayor John Leggett and Dr Roger Williams, GM Science Sustainable Production, met up to discuss future research capability in Marlborough.

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MRC Newsletter - April 2018

Simon Bridges, Leader of the Opposition visits MRC

Last week the Honourable Simon Bridges MP, Leader of the Opposition, visited the Marlborough Research Centre.  An overview of each organization was presented by CE Gerald Hope; Damian Martin, Science Group Leader, Viticulture & Oenology, Plant and Food; Sue Blackmore, NMIT’s Wine Programme manager; Marcus Pickens, GM of Wine Marlborough; and Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers.

Awatere Fundraiser with guest speaker Sir John Kirwan

After two major earthquakes and youth struggling with the loss of a friend to suicide in Awatere Valley, the Awatere Valley Trust and Seddon Youth Group are putting on this event to raise funds for its community.

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MRC Newsletter - March 2018

Mike Trought inducted to the NZ Wine Hall of Fame

Huge congratulations to Mike Trought who was inducted into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame last month (you may recall us raising a glass to him in the previous newsletter). We now have proof it really happened.  See the photo here...

Durable Eucalypt trees an exciting alternative to traditional agriculture

The NZ Dryland Forests Initiative (NZDFI) has plans for 100,000 ha of durable eucalypt forests. These forests will be established in New Zealand’s east coast regions by 2030 and could generate an estimated $2 billion in annual sales of naturally durable timber products by 2050.

From Cow to Cone with Appleby Farms A2 milk

We congratulate Julian Raine and Murray King for taking their Appleby Farms ice-cream made from their A2 milk to market.

Blenheim biotech firm to double production with European investment

Also hitting the headlines in March was Marlborough business New Zealand Extracts who have secured investment from a Dutch company with direct access to European market channels.

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MRC Newsletter - February 2018

Mike Trought 2018 Inductee to the NZ Wine Hall of Fame

We would like to raise a glass to Mike Trought who was inducted into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame this week.

Mike says the invitation to the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame came “out of the blue”.

Pigeon Hill Winery

VinWizard is one of the early members of the Marlborough Food and Beverage Initiative, or mFBI. It specialises in temperature control process management and software solutions for the wine industry.

Last year, it made its first sale into the Chinese market.

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MRC Newsletter - December 2017

MDC Planning, Finance & Community Meeting

MRC Chair, Bernie Rowe and CEO, Gerald Hope presented the 33rd Annual Report to Marlborough District Council on November 30.  

High Country Farming Muller Station Field Day

Awatere Valley Muller Station owners Steve and Mary Satterthwaite recently hosted a well attended field day, after winning the Farming Award in the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards. 

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