The successful claimants in the kiwifruit lawsuit against the government for negligence in allowing the devastating Psa virus into New Zealand say they concur with acting Prime Minister Winston Peters' estimate of up to $800 million of Crown liability.
The High Court has backed New Zealand kiwifruit growers' claims that the government was negligent in allowing Psa, the virus which devastated the industry, into the country.
Three North Island iwi have pooled their resources to buy three kiwifruit orchards in Te Puke for an undisclosed sum in a tender that was pitched to foreign buyers.
A record month for kiwifruit exports helped push the country's overall exports in April to the second-highest level ever, according to monthly trade data released today.
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