Richard Hoddy and family of Vailima Orchards were presented with the Grower of the Year award during the International Fruit Tree Associations annual study tour and conference in New Zealand.
Emigrating from England in 1914, Richard’s grandfather established orchards in Nelson, New Zealand. Honoring his grandfather’s legacy, Richard continues to grow with his two sons and David Easton, majority owner of Heartland Fruit.
Business Development Representative Caitlin Klueber sampled green and SunGold kiwifruit at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where The Wine & Dine half-marathon weekend three-day Health & Fitness Expo was held. Race participants and their family members were able to pick up their race gear, purchase running equipment, and this year, try samples of Zespri kiwifruit.
The LA Dodgers Foundation with a little help from Oppy, Zespri, and 6,000 of their closest friends gathered together for the Dodgers Fun Run October 2. The LA Dodgers Foundation raises funds each year to support less fortunate youth in the LA area. Programs focus on sports, recreation, education, literacy and health, and wellness. This event was a huge success with SunGold kiwis waiting to help all participants to cross the finish line. Thank you for your support!