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Former Zespri CEO joins DMS Board as Director

Friday, May 25, 2018

Tauranga-based DMS, the leading kiwifruit and avocado orchard management and post-harvest operator, has announced the appointment of former Zespri International CEO Lain Jager as Board Director. Mr Jager was previously CEO for Zespri International, a $2.3B Kiwifruit Marketing and Innovation...
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DMS Summer Dinner Awards Celebrate Orchard Champions

Monday, March 12, 2018

It was a night to celebrate for orchard champions at the DMS Summer Dinner Awards held at Mills Reef on Tuesday the 20th of February. After a season of record profits for DMS in 2017, it was the turn of individual orchards to share the limelight, with green and gold variety kiwifruit, and avoca...
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Lodgement of supplementary document accompanying PDS

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In reference to the article “ DMS Progrowers Ltd lodge Product Disclosure Statement ” posted 27 January 2017, DMS has since lodged a supplementary document with the Companies office that accompanies the PDS. This supplementary document is an updated simpler version of the PDS Offer Applicati...
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Robot racked coolstores help DMS grow

Friday, September 1, 2017

DMS is preparing for its biggest kiwifruit season yet, after building six of the Bay’s largest and most advanced coolstores. The threepallet high robot-racked coolstores, completed this season, use cutting edge technology to maximise fruit pallet handling • The Orchardist • 1 Sep 2017 ...
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Applying Technology to pin down 'elusive' figures

Friday, June 23, 2017

Applying Technology to pin down 'elusive' figures Counting buds can be monotonous but a new smartphone app Matt Ryan helped develop may make it a little easier and more accurate. This is a problem with which Matt Ryan, in his role as a DMS orchard manager, is very familiar and together with...
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From Orchard Worker to Orchard Champion

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Growing up on a kiwifruit orchard, Jacqui Clark never anticipated a career in the industry. Not only is that where her career has taken her, but she recently took out the Top OGR award for the 2016 Hayward harvest as a DMS orchard manager. In a strong season for the Hayward variety, Jacqui’s ...
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DMS Progrowers Ltd lodge Product Disclosure Statement

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) has been introduced to ensure investors and their advisors have the information they need to make informed investment decisions and to increase trust and confidence in the financial markets. The FMC Act governs how investment products, like DMS Pr...
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Biggest profit on record for DMS

Monday, August 1, 2016

Western Bay of Plenty Kiwifruit Management company, DMS, has announced a record profit for the 2015/16 financial year, alongside news of a major $12.5 million investment at its Te Puna site. The company’s financial results, released at its annual general meeting in Tauranga yesterday (Tue...
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Groundwork pays dividends for DMS

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The groundwork laid in recent years is literally paying dividends for Bay of Plenty Kiwifruit management company DMS, who have confirmed a 33 per cent increase in its Grower rebate, and an 8 per cent dividend to shareholders. The company will award a 30 cent rebate, an increase of 10 cents ove...
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DMS Calendar July 2019


  • Continue Psa protective spray programme
  • Pollination
  • Canopy management: leader work
  • GAP Grower inspections
  • Leaf tests and foilar fertiliser applications
  • Pest and disease sprays - follow spray programme
  • Full bloom date
  • Male pruning


  • Harvest
  • AvoGreeen pest monitoring
  • Follow fertiliser programme
  • Bees out
  • Renew AvoGreen contract