Story: Farmer and grower organisations

Pipfruit protest

Pipfruit protest

Since 1921, when fireblight disease was found in New Zealand apples, Australia has banned importation of the fruit. Since 1986, New Zealand has tried to have the ban lifted because studies have found that no commercially traded apples carry fireblight. However, Australia has continued its ban. These apple growers are protesting outside Parliament in Wellington in June 2005.

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Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, 'Farmer and grower organisations - Breed societies and industry organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, published 24 Nov 2008