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The voice of – and for – New Zealand’s potato industry


Potatoes NZ Inc.

Potatoes NZ is a pan-industry organisation with members coming from within the wider potato industry.

Grower members provide funding via a levy paid by all potato growers (a small percentage on value of potatoes at first point-of-sale), collected under the Commodity Levies Act. That levy is charged according to how much a grower produces.

Trade members pay an annual fee along with a percentage based on the value of tonnage purchased or sold during the year.  Trade members can include processors, traders, exporters, retailers and other on-sellers of potatoes.

The third category of membership is Associate Member which encompass suppliers/organisations in the wider industry such as research providers, agrichemical companies and other industry consultants. Their annual fees also contribute to the ongoing potato industry activities.

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What we do and how we do it

Industry sub-committees are responsible for driving activity within key areas of Potatoes NZ Inc.:


Sub-Committee membership

The sub-committees are made up of PNZ Inc. Board representatives, industry representatives (grower and trade members) and expert advisors as appointed by the board.

Sub-Committee Responsibilities/Roles:

  • Providing potato industry member input, advice, feedback and guidance to the PNZ Inc. Board, PNZ Inc. staff and/or external consultants.
  • Acting as an industry forum to support the PNZ Inc. Board and PNZ Inc. staff in their operational duties.
  • Working within the defined boundaries set by the PNZ Inc. Strategy.
  • Responding to specific requests for information from the PNZ Inc. Board and/or staff.
  • Formally recording the sub-committee meetings and making the papers and/or minutes available to the PNZ Inc. Board for review.