Aussie Beekeepers Fight for Manuka

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Quote from Maggie James

"My understanding is historically with post colonisation, no matter what the ethnic group in NZ, manuka was manuka.

If Australians reverted to a non indigenious common name such as Ti Tree or Tea Tree for a varietal that was not Leptospernum scoparium, well I guess that's their choice".

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On Country Calendar recently we had a man from France who is a 4th generation Champagne producer, from Champagne. He has now immigrated to New Zealand, has established a vineyard in a climate he believed right for producing grapes of a type needed to produce Champagne.
He has been very successful and believes his sparkling wine is equal to the very best Champagne produced in Champagne. However he does not dispute the wording, he calls it sparkling wine.