This month the team started work on our Pandemic Recovery & Transformation Plan.
The research informing our plan has 3 main pathways:
Market Research – who is buying what, where
Grower Research – how are growers responding to the crisis and what are their future plans on farm
Economic Research – what are domestic and global trends indicating for the recovery period domestically and in trade.
Parts 1 & 2 will be finished in early June. Part 3 will have initial findings in early June and become a regular monthly report.
If you are a grower and you haven’t yet participated in our grower survey please email Gemma.
PNZ Process Sector Recovery is being informed by a sub-committee with processor representatives, Chair Stuart Wright, grower Guy Slater and the PNZ team. We are sending a formal letter to Minister Faafoi on the 2nd of June and the media campaign has gained much traction. Read the Press Release here.
PNZ meetings have either moved to Zoom or been postponed. Check our events page for updates on these here.
PNZ Events are under review for the next 12 months and we would like you to answer 2 questions to help us plan the best delivery method for you. Go to the event poll here.
PNZ area planted surveys are imperative for informing industry pandemic recovery plans. Please complete the form you receive in the mail or download one from our website as soon as possible and email it to Nicola Loach.
We know growers are resilient and resourceful, however if needed please reach out for support.
PNZ 0800 399 674
Rural Support 0800 787 254
PNZ have our own Covid-19 page here.
Growers it is imperative that we receive your area planted forms. These have been mailed to you and can also be found on our website here.
Please also ensure you have completed your 2018 to 2019 Direct Sales Levy Form found on our website here.
For your reference the Commodity Levies Order can be read here.
Exporters please assist us by keeping up-to-date with your Buyer Created Invoices, which can be downloaded here and have been emailed to you as well.
Government’s Healthy Waterways package
The $700 million dollar package was announced on 29th May 2020 and you read all about it on the MFE website here.
The PDF sheet for horticultural growers can be read here and is published on our farm management Plan Changes & Policies Resource list here.
Hort NZ has made the following statement in response here.
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research are conducting a survey to assess how advice and advisory services are accessed across the Primary Sector. Go to the survey here. They will donate $10 to The Rural Support Trust for every completed survey. 2X $250 grocery vouchers are also up for grabs.
Hort NZ are offering their leadership programme via mixed delivery methods, with 30 places and 20 scholarships available. Please go to their page here for more info or contact Sue Pickering 021 938 825.
PNZ USEFUL LINKS
All forms here
R&D projects and more here
Grower Resources here
Seed Grower Resources here
Export news and statistics read here
Media articles here
The PNZ team are here to help you
CEO Chris ClaridgeTechnical Manager Dr. Iain Kirkwood
Communications & Engagement Officer Gemma Carroll
Administration & Finance Officer Nicola Loach
PNZ Agronomist Paula Lleras
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