PNZ are working closely with our grower members as we meet the challenges for our industry together. We look forward to catching up with you soon or having a yarn on the phone if you don’t make it to one of our events in the coming months.
PNZ COMMS & ENGAGEMENT
Field Walks were a great success this year despite last minute rescheduling. Thanks to all who came and presented; including Plant and Food Research and Insta-Ag in Pukekohe and Wyma for providing great shade and seating. Thanks also to Jay Masters, Murray Aarts, Mike Moleta, and Daniel Lovett for hosting. The 2021 Field Walks Handbook, can be downloaded from our website here.
Due to pandemic alert level uncertainties we are pivoting from our usual Biennial Conference to a roadshow from Canterbury to Pukekohe.
These 2 Potato Industry Forums are listed on our website and held in Winter when growers have more time to attend a daylong event. More info to come as we finalise the programme.
PNZ will also be engaging with industry throughout the year at our Grower Insights Meetings. These are also listed on our events page. We are keen to hear what your challenges are, and how we can best support you. It’s also an opportunity for a farmer to farmer exchange of ideas and learnings. PNZ will be talking with you the grower, face-to-face and over the phone for our grower survey about FEPs and Farm Environment Management. This opportunity for grower feedback to PNZ starts at the first of our Grower Insights meetings, on April 8th in Pukekohe.
The PNZ Board & team have the 2021 Strategy and Business Transformation Plan ready for you to read on our website here. Growers and key stakeholders will also receive a copy in the mail later in April.
Read the latest PNZ articles on our website
These include the Niki Bezzant’s latest Vlog ‘What potato to buy and how best to cook it’. There is anecdotal evidence that supermarket information for consumers is confusing and incorrect, so PNZ will be working on a Consumer Guide for future use.
A big win in our efforts to stabilise our frozen fries markets and recovery from the global pandemic, has been the recent segment created by Frank Film NZ. It’s on our website and also generated an immediate story in NZ Herald.
Horticulture NZ have a grower survey to benefit all of horticulture by developing wellbeing resources. The survey takes 10 minutes https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LTWW572
All information is held in complete confidence.
Growers & their levy paying agents
You can now access our Biosecurity Emissions & Levy Information System via our website. Make sure you do so and check the levies against your business name and that all your contact details are correct. If you need help registering to login, please email Nicola Loach.
Please also ensure you have completed your 2020-2021 Direct Sales Levy Form found on our website here.
For your reference the Commodity Levies Order can be read here.
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.
NZ Seed Potato Certification News
Please visit the NZ Seed Potato Certification pages on our PNZ website to see important recent activities including:
All required forms
Revised NZ Certified Seedlines & Rulebook
All NZ Seed Potato Guides & resources
All notices & newsletters
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 USEFUL LINKS
All forms here
R&D projects and more here
Grower Resources here
Seed Grower Resources here
Export statistics read here
Media articles here
The PNZ team are here to help you
CEO Chris ClaridgeT
echnical Manager Dr. Iain Kirkwood
Communications & Engagement Officer Gemma Carroll
Administration & Finance Officer Nicola Loach
PNZ Agronomist Paula Lleras
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