June 20, 2014

$70 million investment

to kick-start the NSW hazelnut industry

The planting of more than one million hazelnut trees has started on a new $70 million investment near Narrandera, NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, announced earlier this month. The trees are being planted on a new 2,000-hectare farm owned by Agri Australis Pty Ltd, which is an Australian subsidiary of global confectionary giant, the Ferrero Group.

“This investment will not only directly create up to 50 permanent jobs and more than 50 seasonal jobs; it will indirectly provide a welcome boost to the Narrandera economy and will boost the NSW hazelnut industry,” Ms Hodgkinson said.

Currently Australia only produces about 80 tonnes of hazelnuts annually and imports more than 2,000 tonnes. Once this farm is fully operational, it is expected it will generate some 5,000 tonnes of hazelnuts and has the potential, with the contribution of local growers, to enable the NSW industry to meet a production target of 10,000 tonnes in the medium term.

Agri Australis aims to set up the Narrandera farm as a large demonstration site to show other farmers and investors the potential of hazelnut cultivation.

“The important news for farmers in NSW is that they have the opportunity to follow the lead of the Ferrero Group to consider hazelnuts as an option to help increase diversification and provide a new income stream,” said Ms Hodgkinson. The trees are expected to take about four years to grow, and the farm should reach full production capability by 2022.

MPM Advertisment


Calling all baristas: share your opinions to win $1,000

Almond Breeze Barista Blend has launched the biggest ever research project into Australia’s buzzing barista and café scene and are looking for talented baristas from across the country to help them dig deeper by filling ...
by Cafe Culture Mag


$16 for a cup of coffee – Sasa Sestic explains why “it’s totally worth it”

Check out this article featured on today, which has World Barista Champion, Sasa Sestic, explaining the reasoning behind serving coffee at $16 a cup. “THERE’S a new Sydney cafe selling its top tier coffees f...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Cafe Review – Queen of Leads

Queen of Leeds 114 Oxford Street Leederville, WA This May 2018 the team behind Felix and Co. Specialty Coffee opened a sister café in Leederville called “Queen of Leeds”. Felix & Co.’s long-time Manager Anisa Hirte h...
by Cafe Culture Mag



What is PR?

Recently on an interstate trip I was reading Virgin’s inflight magazine and came across an interesting article on the benefits of public relations in our new business world. It inspired me to seek out its author – PR an...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Innovative Product – Smartpay

No Eftpos fees. Ka-ching! Want to add a surcharge to your Eftpos transactions but worried about keeping ACCC compliant? Smartpay can help. Their SmartCharge solution automatically calculates an appropriate surcharge for each tr...
by Cafe Culture Mag



Specialty Tea Shines in Melbourne Fine Food Expo

Taking out the title of the nation’s best tea maker during the hotly contested Australian leg of the World Tea Brewers Cup (WTBC), Danny will now travel to Shanghai to compete in the China WTBC finals. The WTBC  – ran for ...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Innovative Products – Halo Wipes

The BEST performing professional wet wipes. Halo Wipes are a new product that take the unique Halo formula and transform it into a hygienic, convenient wet wipe. Designed for on-the-spot and single use cleaning, Halo Wipes wipe...
by Cafe Culture Mag



Meningitis Centre Australia is looking for a café supporter

Meningitis Centre Australia is a not for profit organisation that raises awareness and educates people about meningococcal disease. The Centre is looking for a café supporter Australia wide that can help them generate interest...
by Cafe Culture Mag



The world’s leading almond milk brand, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, has teamed up with one of Australia’s leading athletes, professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons, encouraging Australians to live a healthier, happier and more...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Browse and purchase past and current issues of Cafe Culture Magazine

Do you like to have an actual magazine in your hand ? Do you need to keep up to date with the Cafe Industry? Do you have to have something worthy of reading with your morning coffee? We have the answer to all your concerns… P...
by Cafe Culture Mag