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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