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Ladies Shopping Trip & Zealong Tea
Ladies Shopping Trip & Zealong Tea
8 December 2017
On Wednesday 6th December the Hume Pack-N-Cool better halves were invited for the traditional Christmas shopping trip by bus. This year we headed to "The Base" in Hamilton followed by High Tea at Zealong. Ladies donned their Christmas...
China Visit & the Number 8 Massage
China Visit & the Number 8 Massage
24 August 2017
A few short days in China as a quest, to look at some orchards and packhouse/coolstore facility was interesting but the long haul with flight delays and cattle class travel for some of us required a Chinese massage in the evenings. The first night...
Winter Pruning
Winter Pruning
8 August 2017
TARGETING GOOD BUDS Winter pruning can be a stressful time as we all know. Battling against the elements to get the task completed to a high standard with good quality cane and good bud numbers can be difficult. Hopefully, this will help to...
Full Steam Ahead in the Hume Pack-N-Cool Lab
Full Steam Ahead in the Hume Pack-N-Cool Lab
20 February 2017
With only a few weeks before the start of harvest it’s all hands on deck for Hume Pack-N-Cool’s laboratory staff. Throughout the summer they have been putting in long hours checking orchards to comply with Zespri’s Kiwigreen pest...
China and Japan Market Visit
China and Japan Market Visit
1 July 2015
Shona and I came back from a whirlwind look around the Shanghai and Tokyo markets at the beginning of the month. It was very interesting and certainly they were two markets of contrast, both openly competing with each other to provide the NZ grower...
NIR technology for grading kiwifruit
NIR technology for grading kiwifruit
12 June 2015
NIR technology can assess the internal quality of a fruit within milliseconds without even touching the fruit. Hume successfully tested NIR for improved grading of GA kiwifruit in the 2015 packing season. Two NIR devices were installed on a grader,...
Can I Hear a WooHoo
11 June 2015
Well it has finally arrived…the end of the harvest season…Phew! As I reflect back on the past 15 plus weeks, I have to say that this year has presented a set of different challenges, as I guess most years do. We have definitely...
The not so secret diary of a kiwifruit post-harvest HR team member
5 June 2015
It is now the first week of June and as the 2015 kiwifruit harvest draws to a close - every day it rains puts us back another day further from finishing. On the brighter side, this season we have had people from all walks of life come join in on...

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