Many fledgling producers started out using contract fruit while waiting for their own vines to mature enough to produce production-quality fruit. Some producers use contract fruit to supplement the range of varieties they market, even using fruit from other geographical regions. It is common to see, for example, an Auckland producer market a "Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc" or a Marlborough producer market a "Gisborne Chardonnay". Contract growing is an example of the use of indigenous agro-industrial methods that predate the New Zealand wine industry.
The following nominations have been received for the position of President access_time 05 Jun 2018 label_outline National Newsletter to Members - 5 June 2018 Bargaining commenced on 31 May & 1 June for the establishment of a new Collective Agreement between NZPFU and FENZ, with both parties pleased at the progress made to date across a broad range of issues. The parties meet again on Friday 8 June to spend time focussed on Comcens, with the following Friday 15 June set down to resume the balance of the bargaining. access_time 31 May 2018 label_outline National Command and Control / Integrated Leadership and Development Programme (ILDP) The Incident and Leadership development programme (ILDP) is a new Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) course (formerly Tactical Command). Further to national notice dated 26 April 2018. See all news About the New Zealand Professional Firefighters' Union The NZPFU is a key partner with Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Through reducing the likelihood of unwanted fires, reducing consequences from emergencies and helping build resilient communities we contribute to a safer environment for New Zealanders.