First 'Kiwis' come off the vines
The kiwifruit picking season in the region is under way, with the first of the fruit coming off vines on a property in Harper Road at Makauri.
NZ Fruits director Trevor Lupton said he believed the gold variety kiwis were the first picked anywhere in the country.
“This continues the Gisborne tradition of being the first area in the country to supply kiwifruit each year.”
Mr Lupton said the crop volume looked very good.