PNZ Annual Report & AGM
We are in the final stages of writing the 2019-2020 Annual Report which will be available soon online and then posted hard-copy. You will receive an email as soon as we have the PDF posted on the website.
The AGM is 13th August, 12.30pm, at the Pukekohe Indian Hall.
The values and volumes are indicating another year of growth, with only small shifts within industry fresh and processed product values, which overall balance each other out.
Key achievement 2019-2020: overall industry value is $1,087,871,000.
A reminder you can view our 2020 Market Research report on our website here
PNZ Process Sector Recovery
The anti-dumping tariff application was submitted on 3rd July 2020 and we are awaiting MBIE’s decision. Our investigator continues to gather evidence of the European fries appearing at cut-price in retail and via food distributors to hospitality. You can email evidence to Trzzn.Pneebyy@cbgngbrfam.pb.am
Regional Plan Change Updates:
Waikato PC1 PNZ did not submit on this Plan Change, but Hort NZ didPNZ will appeal in addition to the Hort NZ appealPNZ will carry out 3 case studies of FEPs and consent process in Pukekohe, to determine the technical difficulties that Waikato PC1 presents our industry, in order to support any appeal to Waikato CouncilView Waikato PC1 FAQs in the Plan Changes section on our webpage here or direct download here.
Horizons PC2 & ECAN PC7 view the timelines for processes here in the Plan Changes section of the webpagePC2 & PC7 PNZ submissions are on the same webpage.
Any queries contact Puevf.Pynevqtr@cbgngbrfam.pb.am.
Sustainable Vegetable Systems Project (PNZ-79): We are in the final stages of the funding contract for SVS and will soon send an update to all stakeholders. We plan to present an overview at the Horticulture NZ AGM this year. SVS outcomes will play a vital role in providing farmer tools to meet regulatory changes. Check out the Join the Dots report here to get an idea of problem solving using FEPs and read the latest SVS update.
PNZ Strategic Partner United Fresh are asking for feedback on their Draft Traceability Guidelines which evolved from the Sustainable Farming Fund Project “Effective Produce Traceability Systems”, managed by United Fresh.
The Draft Guidelines are a consultation document.
By adopting the Guidelines, the Project Team believes that the New Zealand fresh produce industry will be able to significantly improve its Interoperability, i.e. the ability to achieve a robust and accurate External Traceability System, that covers the entire fresh produce supply chain, and not just individual companies. Please complete the United Fresh survey here to give feedback on their draft guidelines which can be read here.
Biosecurity incursion – Tomato Red Spider Mite
Please go to our Biosecurity Updates page here to read the recent notices about this newly arrived pest.
PNZ AGM will be in Pukekohe August 13th 2020.
Keep up-to-date with all industry events via our events page here.
PNZ meetings may have moved to Zoom or been postponed. Check our events page for updates on these here. The 2020 Agronomists forum has been cancelled this year but you can stay up-to-date with R&D via our webpage here.
HortNZ FEP workshops are restarting in Pukekohe for growers in Auckland and Waikato. The workshop series will get underway in August, and run through to November 2020.
Info can be found on their 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.
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
News from our printery
Our faithful team at Bluestar are now offering packaging design and print services. This could be perfect timing to look at adding a big NZ grown logo to your potato branding. Read their news here.
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R&D projects and more here
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Seed Grower Resources here
Export news and statistics read here
Media articles here
The PNZ team are here to help you
CEO Chris Claridge
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