A man looking into large-scale growing of kiwifruit in Central Hawke’s Bay says if it works it could turn the district into the “Napa Valley” of the North Island.
Project Manager Geoff Burke said there was potential for Central Hawke’s Bay to grow high-value crops – not just kiwifruit, but other commodities like nuts, and grapes for wine making.
“The significance of it, if it rolls out, is quite big potentially.”
He said growing high-value crops in Central Hawke’s Bay would not only benefit the district but potentially Hawke’s Bay as a whole.
Photo: A project is looking at whether it would be possible to grow kiwifruit in Hawke’s Bay.
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Posted: 7 February 2019