There have been some significant horticultural developments opened for business in 2019 across the country from Central Otago to Motueka, Opotiki to Gisborne, Te Puke and Kerikeri. These investments are massive and have not been seen in horticulture for many years. This is surely a sign of a healthy and growing industry. Most take up very large footprints, using the latest and greatest technology, and will be defining moments in history for the families and companies involved.
The significance of these once-in-a-generation builds means they will be around for 50+ years and are certainly “I was there when we opened this place” sort of moments in time. Because of this, it’s important find the time to celebrate these momentous occasions and many have managed to do just that. Whether it’s reflecting back when your family first arrived in the New Zealand 70 years ago with $10 in your pocket or turning on an absolute cultural extravaganza with Maori and Polynesian performances from community and staff alike, it’s important to acknowledge the milestones and celebrate with your partners, family and community.
Be proud, take the time to mark the occasion – and then get on with that infamous day job of bringing amazing Kiwi produce to Kiwis and the world.