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NZ: New horticulture venture brings jobs and strawberries to Kaikohe

A new horticulture venture is bringing jobs and pride to Kaikohe and fresh strawberries to Northland shoppers.

The first harvest at Ngāwhā Innovation and Enterprise Park, just east of Kaikohe, started on Friday morning, the 7th of October, with the first punnets of freshly picked strawberries on the shelves at Kaikohe New World by lunchtime.

Once the weather warms up and the harvest increases, the berries will be available at New World in Kerikeri and Four Square in Waipapa. The rest of Northland will follow.

Kaikohe Berries currently has 3.3ha of growing tunnels in use; by next spring, the venture will boast 10ha of tunnels with roughly 650,000 plants.

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