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The start of Summer is also the start of Cedenco's green garden pea harvest and processing.
On Tuesday 21st October, 6 teams of Cedenco staff mobilised to support more than a dozen community projects in a “Mucking In” day. Teams chose their own community projects which included cleaning, gardening, painting, building and planting work in various children’s and older folks communities as well as environmental projects. Cedenco provided the teams with funds to spend on each project but the teams were truly blown away by the support they received from local companies with donations of timber, paint, nails, plants, seeds, trucks, soil, machinery, food and helpers, even singers! The level of support was so great that most teams were able to donate at least 90% of Cedenco project funds to local charities, some teams even managing to give their lunch money away as well to worthy causes.
A group of 10 Cedenco Staff, 2 staff from Paroa Station and 2 staff from Hauiti Station completed day one of fencing off the banks of the Uawa estuary. 1100 metres of fencing will be erected as a first step in the creation of a Uawa estuary natural riparian buffer zone. This buffer zone will eventually increase natural habitat and reduce the negative impacts of agriculture on the estuary’s ecosystem.
The Cedenco team are in quiet preperation for the 2015 tomato paste processing season.
The staff at Cedenco are currently busy processing kiwifruit, which started in June and is expected to finish in July.
The 2014 aseptic onion paste processing season is underway.
It’s not every day that the opportunity to show case the careers that are involved in a business comes along, the opportunity to show students that we are not just a processing facility.
THE SIX-million-dollar expansion project at Cedenco's Gisborne factory was a further indication of how the company views its long-term future in the district.
UHT Green pea puree is Cedenco’s newest product; made from fresh garden peas harvested in Gisborne, New Zealand. The final puree has a vivid green colour and a cooked pea flavour.