Keep up to date with the latest news
from Apatu Farms.
The taste of Summer
Our Jugala harvest is underway! Nothing like a new season apple to remind us we live in the fruit bowl of New Zealand.
Big welcome back to Oscar, returning for his 4th Irrigation season!
Preparing our Machinery
Wow haven't we had some rain!
A big shout out to our RSE boys, so pleased you were able to get onboard a repatriation flight home!
Cracker frosts in Hawkes Bay, look what our Vineyard crew get to witness!
Soil maintenance is well underway!
New season Onions!
John busy planting our new season onions!
Ohiti and Korokipo Vineyard
We have some new faces at our Ohiti and Korokipo Vineyard!
Korokipo Vineyard and Orchard
We are switching things up again!
Ag Maintenance Programme
Maintenance season is upon us!
Big shout out to our RSE boys and Western Rangers Football Club.
Thanks to all our Onion Packhouse staff for a great season.
Our supervisors in our Pipfruit are busy with Harvest.
Grape Harvest 2021
First of our Grape Harvesting for 2020/2021 season.
Maa started back in 2010, check out his story!
Poppi - The newest apple variety
What a hard working group, making sure our irrigation programme is achieved.
A big thank you to all our hard working uni-students.
Career change in 2021!
Are you looking for a career change in 2021
A big thank you to everyone involved in our Pipfruit Division!
Introducing our Admin team
Along with growing produce, our Admin team has also grown!
Inflorescence (flower cluster) in block A Chardonnay at Omapere
Did you know Tomatoes are classed as a fruit not a vegetable!
Early starts rewards our Ag team with what the day will bring
How many seeds are planted per hour!
Check our our extremely curious and inquisitive cattle
Introducing – Doug
Introducing Doug, Doug mows our orchards on a regular basis. Starting in Havelock North and finishing in Puketapu, it takes a total of 61.9 hours to achieve a full round of 3 orchard blocks.
Apatu Farms also operates a winter lamb finishing platform that works in conjunction with our strategic cropping programs. When our annual crops are harvested, the paddocks are sown with grass seed for pasture.
Our block A Chardonnay at Omapere has flowered! This is better known as inflorescence, which will soon turn into bunches of grapes.
Introducing – Adam Leach
Introducing Adam Leach. Adam joins our business as a Machinery Operator for our Omapere Vineyard,
Hawke’s Bay is our home
Hawke’s Bay is our home. With fertile lands nestled across the Heretaunga plains flanking the Ngaruroro river, we are blessed with rich soils to grow our produce.
Our irrigation branch has been hard at work doing sprinkler maintenance for the season ahead.
The Ag boys have been busy this week, planting 300 hectares of onion seeds.
New Pip-fruit division
Our new Pipfruit division has come along nicely over the last month.