First Fresh News

Hunter a highlight of Freshies awards

13 February 2019

It was almost standing room only on Thursday at Matawhero Winery as Te Karaka citrus growers Murray and Wendy Burgess were crowned supreme winners at the annual First Fresh Freshies grower awards. read more

First Fresh & Bill Thorpe scholar named

2 February 2019

Dylan Hall, who intends to embark on an agri-business career, is the inaugural recipient of the First Fresh and Bill Thorpe scholarship. read more

First Fresh wins export award

2 August 2018

The room was filled with excitement and celebration at the Napier Conference Centre as the winners of the 2018 ExportNZ ASB Hawke's Bay Export Awards were announced. read more

First Fresh Ltd finalist in HB Export Awards

2 July 2018

Three Gisborne companies have been named as finalists in the Export New Zealand ASB Hawke’s Bay Export Awards. read more

Supreme freshie for second time

17 February 2018

MATAWHERO fruit growers Clive and Amanda Lewis deservedly took out the supreme award at the third annual First Fresh “Freshies” awards recently with four wins out of five categories in which they were nominated. read more

Market Gardeners Limited acquires shareholding in First Fresh NZ

9 January 2018

Leading New Zealand supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables, Market Gardeners Limited, trading as MG Marketing (MG), and leading New Zealand Citrus Marketing company First Fresh NZ Limited (First Fresh), are pleased to announce that in late December 2017, MG acquired a 30% shareholding in First Fresh. read more

First Fresh Persimmons

22 July 2017

New Zealand’s first export of persimmons is set to leave for China after a 12 year effort to gain market access concluded successfully this week. Gisborne-based exporter First Fresh will send the trial shipment of Gisborne persimmon next month following approval from China’s quarantine authority AQSIQ. read more

Red carpet flavour at annual Freshies

4 February 2017

First Fresh held its second "Freshies" grower awards on Thursday 23rd February at the Dome Room and John and Irene Honey of Patutahi won the Supreme Award - The Freshies Trophy. read more

First Fresh take silver award

26 February 2016

First Fresh and our marketing-communications agency Tracta won a silver award at the New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards for our company's grower loyalty scheme campaign."Our Loyalty Recognition Agreement (LRA) is unique to the citrus industry and was developed to recognise the loyalty shown to us by our suppliers," said general... read more

Law changes for use of Organophosphate insecticides

1 November 2015


Recipe of the month

25 August 2014

Summer and ice cream go together like … well, summer and ice cream. Add Encore Mandarins into the mix and you’ve got the recipe for a delicious hot day treat. This Rippled Mandarin Curd Ice Cream is delicious with a capital D, so give it a go, you don’t even... read more

First Fresh NZGAP Group Scheme

13 February 2014

A number of our growers have already taken up the opportunity to become members of the First Fresh Group Scheme for NZGAP.  read more

First Fresh Management Calendar and Checklist

1 November 2012

Access our latest Citrus Fruit Size - Management Calendar and Checklist read more

First Fresh Weather Station

You can view the “First Fresh” weather station on line by using the following link: read more

Good persimmon season with increased exports to US

One of New Zealand's leading persimmon exporters is expecting a good increase in volumes this season, due to additional plantings and existing growers increasing their acreage. read more