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NZ Hops Ltd CEO resigns

Belinda Brosnan @ 2022-05-19 15:45:11 +1200

Craig Orr, CEO of NZ Hops Ltd, has resigned from the co-operative after two and a half years in the position. Craig is moving on to focus on new business interests.  During this time, Craig has led significant change for the organisation, now with a strong focus on being a customer facing business. He has also refreshed the master NZ Hops brand and launched Nectaron® - the rock star new variety taking the world by storm.  He leaves the co-op with a great team and new relationships established in key markets with distributors and partners. Nick Eden (Finance Manager) and...

Its a wrap!

Belinda Brosnan @ 2022-05-04 16:40:17 +1200

Our Master Growers have put down their tools and swept out their sheds. Harvest is done for another year and growers are relaxing after a job well done. Crop quality across the board is very high with incredible aromas coming from our processing shed! We expect all brewers will be very happy with any 2022 product they receive. Two varietals really stood out this season - Riwaka™ and Nectaron®, which had a stunning crop year. The 2022 harvest has been significantly down on yields compared to previous years in some our flagship varieties such as Nelson Sauvin™ and Motueka™. These varieties...

Download the new harvest by variety poster

Belinda Brosnan @ 2022-03-15 10:45:07 +1300

Our new hop poster is a good reference guide showing when each hop variety is harvested. There is always variance between farms and within each variety, but it is a good overview to see our early, mid and later harvest varieties. Pin it up on your wall! Click here to download the poster.

NZ Hops welcomes Peter McLeod to their Board

Belinda Brosnan @ 2022-02-28 16:49:23 +1300

NZ Hops is pleased to announce that Peter McLeod has joined the Board as NZSF Rural Land Ltd Shareholder Director. Maurice Noone, Chair said that "NZ Hops is pleased to appoint Peter to our Board. Peter brings strong industry experience, business expertise, and financial knowledge." Peter is an Investment Manager at Farm Right Limited - the NZ Superannuation Fund's Investment Manager for its rural land portfolio. Peter has vast experience in the finance sector and specialises in horticulture and viticulture, overseeing the growth and operations of NZ Super Fund’s portfolio, which includes hop gardens, vineyards, and apple orchards in Nelson-Tasman, Marlborough, and Hawke's Bay. Peter’s business background...

Harvest 2022 begins. First hop bales arrive at NZ Hops headquarters

Belinda Brosnan @ 2022-02-25 08:20:31 +1300

Harvest 2022 is underway! The first bales arrived at the NZ Hops Appleby headquarters today (Thursday 24 February 2022) for processing. Holmdale Farm’s bales of Pacifica™ were the first to be delivered. The next six weeks are a flurry of activity as the Master Growers and their teams work around the clock to bring in the hops. Our world renowned hops, grown right here in sunny Tasman NZ.

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