October 12, 1992 |
The kiwi, the green fruit with a furry skin, has turned sour for New Zealand and is being left to rot on thousands of vines. The head of the New Zealand Kiwi Marketing Board, Bruce Honeybone, announced that he was quitting, another victim of an industry that tried to turn a luxury adornment into a common fruit. New Zealand pioneered changes in the small Chinese gooseberry in the 1970s and 1980s, renaming it the kiwi.
April 15, 1992 |
New Zealanders Cited for Dumping: The U.S. Commerce Department said it has determined that New Zealand kiwi growers have been selling their fruit in the United States at less than fair market value, a practice known as dumping. The California Kiwifruit Commission had accused the New Zealand Kiwifruit Marketing Board of unfair trade. If the U.S. International Trade Commission determines that the New Zealand practices hurt the American kiwi industry, the U.S.
April 16, 1987 |
A sheep dog leaped across a band of ewes bottled up at a paddock ramp leading into a huge stock truck. Barking incessantly, the dog nipped at the newly shorn sheep to force them up the ramp. "Good dog! Good Babe!" shouted red-headed sheep farmer Brian Oliver, 38, moving 1,000 ewes from his high country ranch near Tongario National Park to another farm. Sheep are everywhere in this island nation. New Zealand has 20 times as many sheep as people--67 million versus 3.3 million.