Passing the Baton

Kiwi Pollen of Te Puke has appointed Monica Roach as its Chief Executive Officer.  Monica is taking over from her parents Jill Hamlyn and Graeme Crawshaw after their 34 years with New Zealand’s first commercial kiwifruit pollen company.  While Jill and Graeme remain an integral part of the business, Monica is stepping up from her…

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Ty’s years of engineering at Kiwi Pollen

Coast & Country News – October 2022 – see original here Ty Hartnett started in the kiwifruit pollination industry with Kiwi Pollen in 2003 as an industrial engineer. “Having been trained by a NZ division of the once largest private company in Great Britain, Imperial Chemical Industries, ingrained into me was the principal question: ‘Is…

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Pollinating SunGold under cover – A case study: Full Pollination – no BeesSUCCESSFUL MECHANISED FULL POLLINATIONIn a Te Puke case study, Kiwi Pollen tried pollinating SunGold kiwifruit under a cover with no bees.Not a typical cover, the cloth only sat 1.2m above the canopy. It was installed post Psa in early 2012, with little knowledge…

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