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Hazelnut Workshop - An Alternative Land Use Option

Hazelnut Workshop - An Alternative Land Use Option

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  • Mon 30 May ’16, 10:00am – 3:00pm


Tararua District Council, 26 Gordon St, Dannevirke



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  • Free Admission

As farmers, we are facing increasing constraints on how we farm as we reach the environmental limits of our old farming system. Additionally, we are facing increased volatility in our commodity based markets.

Current trends indicate that we need to focus on supplying the world’s most affluent 5%. The focus of these top end markets is healthy, convenient food produced on farms using sound environmental practices.

Do we have new environmentally friendly land use options that can feed into that affluent health conscious market?

Medical research has shown that nuts are an important part of a healthy diet. Studies have also shown that hazelnuts could potentially be grown in many locations throughout New Zealand, including most of the areas where new irrigation projects offer the potential for significant land use intensification.

New industries need a source of reliable information and the Hazelnut Growers Association of NZ (HGANZ), supported by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) ‘Sustainable Farming Fund’ and the NZ Tree Crops Association (NZTCA), are producing a series of information bulletins highlighting the key aspects of growing hazelnuts in New Zealand.

To support these bulletins, three workshops will be held in the North Island. These workshops will offer land owners, land use planners, and food industry businesses who may be looking for local nut supplies a chance to meet and update themselves on the latest information on this new crop.

- Wairarapa Sunday, 29 May
- Dannevirke Monday, 30 May
- Rotorua Monday, 13 June

Dannevirke Workshop (30 May 2016)

Key Note Speaker: Murray Redpath, HGANZ

Special Treat: Treat your tastebuds to a Salted Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Bark prepared right before your eyes by local culinary expert and restaurant owner, Alison Franklin.

Register today! Call 06 374 4093 or email lianne.simpkin@tararuadc.govt.nz to register your interest to attend. Get in quick - spaces limited!

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