Industry Statistics

New Zealand's horticulture exports have grown from $NZ100 million in 1980 to $NZ2.23 billion in 2011. Total area of only 100,000 hectares is used for horticulture crops. Including domestic sales, the horticulture industry is valued at $NZ5 billion, and it employs 50,000 people in eight key growing regions.


Contact HortNZ

Email Format
The format of our email addresses is firstname.lastname@hortnz.co.nz
For example use ‘julian.raine’ and then ‘@hortnz.co.nz’
We do not have the email addresses as hyperlinks on the website to avoid attracting spam.

Peter Silcock
Chief Executive

Phone: 04 472 3795
Mobile: 0274 487 036

John Seymour
Senior Business Manager

Portfolio:
Vegetables New Zealand Product Group
Process Vegetable Product Group
Phone: 04 494 9973
Mobile: 027 543 7531

Leigh Catley
Communications Manager

Phone: 04 470 5665
Mobile: 027 241 4350

Chris Keenan
Business Manager

Portfolio:
Natural Resources & Environment
Phone: 04 4705669
Mobile: 027 668 0142

Jerf van Beek
Manager National Seasonal Labour

Phone: 06 879 9708
Mobile: 0274 790 375
Fax: 06 879 9708

Helen Barnes
Business Manager

Fresh Tomato Product Group
Phone: 04 470 5666

 
Shona Roberts
Executive Assistant to Chief Executive

Phone: 04 494 9983
Mobile: 027 277 4747

Sue Pickering
Senior Business Manager

Portfolio:
Education and Training
Leadership Development
Phone: 04 472 3795
Mobile: 021 938 825

Matthew Dolan
Business Manager

Portfolio:
New Zealand GAP
NZ Agrichemical Education Trust
Agrecovery Foundation
Phone: 04 494 9977
Mobile: 027 622 9255

Matthew Spence
Business Manager

Portfolio:
NZ Buttercup Squash Council
Onions New Zealand
Promotion - Vegetables New Zealand, Potato
and Fresh Tomato Product Groups
Phone: 04 470 5866
Mobile: 021 480 407

Lindsay Fung
Vegetable Research & Innovation
Board
Phone: 04 470 5869
Mobile: 027 668 0141


Michelle de Jong
Portfolio:
New Zealand Asparagus Council
Young Grower of the Year