Cyclone Gabrielle Update

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It’s been a challenging week for our home, Te Matau-a-Māui, Aotearoa (Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand), and our thoughts continue to be with our Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne growers, people, partners and community who have all been impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle.

The health and safety of our people remains our top priority and we are grateful that all of us here at Rockit are accounted for and safe.

In true Rockit style, our unique attitude and unstoppable passion drives our team forward to turn challenges into opportunity. We’re excited to have started our harvest and our packhouse has kicked off the season strong.

Some of our orchards have been impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle, and fortunately others have not. We are currently assessing the extent of this and won’t know the true impact to our crop until we reach the end of harvest.

The good news is that while our volume will be well down on forecast for the year, we expect to be at or above our 2022 volumes. That means a record volume of Rockit™ apples will still be exported to our global markets in 2023.

Encouragingly, we’re still seeing strong demand from our global markets, and we’re excited to be connecting with our global team and some of our customers in person next week when we host them at Te Ipu.

Stay safe. Kia kaha 💪🍎

Kia Rite. Kia Whakaritea. (Ready. Set. Rockit).

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