1.Government agencies: ICPR Changes, New app to identify plants at risk from myrtle rust; New database of 24,000 pests to protect New Zealand.
2. New Zealand News: Pōwhiri marks the start of a critical year for APEC; New Zealand assumes the role of Chair of APEC; Jacinda Ardern says Government open to making freshwater regulations more 'workable'; Banks warned to 'monitor emerging risks' amid horticulture labour shortage; Zespri Europe backs Hamburg Arche; Gold kiwifruit licence added to Gisborne land value; Zespri wants to establish a Kiwifruit Breeding Centre; New Te Puke kiwi test lab will create 80 jobs; South Island produce airfreighted all over the world; T&G sale and leaseback of 484 Nayland Road, Nelson; Living wage for RSE workers will probably not be matched for New Zealand laborers; Government's seasonal workers move 'not enough, but a good start'; Government stretching resources to accommodate thousands of seasonal workers through border ; New NZGAP Social Practice add-on ensures fair treatment of workers; Automation will not save New Zealand; Venture Taranaki report shows 207,000 hectares of Taranaki Land suitable for horticulture; Jerf van Beek leaves HortNZ; Timaru District Council draft district plan; New Zealand issues Tongan watermelon exporters temporary permit 3. International news: GAIN reports; EIT Food report reveals lasting impact of COVID-19 pandemic on European food behaviours; Japan passes bill to protect IP control for fruit; Russia increases fruit and vegetable imports; We're going vertical!; Vietnam’s irradiation growth; Domestic fruit becomes more popular with Chinese customers; Australian study shows change in fruit and vegetable consumption; Hong Kong's reefer advantage; International Freight Costs Soar as Container Shortage Takes Its Toll; Container shortages on the market, how does this happen?; Total Produce launches sustainability website; HTA launches Sustainability Roadmap to guide UK horticulture Health benefits of green leafy vegetables, baby greens and microgreens; New heat resistant wave apples in Spain released