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26 Feb 2020

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 NZGAP- Certification and Process Administrator

NZGAP (New Zealand Good Agricultural Practice), ensures the safe and sustainable production of fruit and vegetables in New Zealand.  

A fabulous opportunity for an organised, confident and highly capable administrator has arisen to join the NZGAP team to provide a crucial support role.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Administering the NZGAP registration, certification and renewal processes
  • Responding to grower queries as the first point of contact for NZGAP stakeholders
  • Database administration
  • Administering the billing and collection of NZGAP fees
  • Collating and coding creditor invoices for payment
  • Providing support for programme development including identifying opportunities for process improvements
  • Secretariat support for NZGAP Committee meetings, including travel and minutes

As the first point of contact for NZGAP stakeholders, excellent communication and relationship building skills is a must. You will also need to be a planner and a strong team player, with a high degree of customer focus.

The culture at HortNZ is collegial, positive and relaxed, and the role will offer plenty of variety, challenge and job satisfaction. It will also provide the opportunity to work with a fantastic group of passionate, talented and highly motivated people, within an industry making a significant positive contribution to NZ.

For more information and to apply, click here.


Call for Director Nominations 2020 – Three Vacancies

This year, three grower elected Horticulture New Zealand directors will retire by rotation. Nominations are being sought from individual grower members, affiliated product groups, and affiliated grower associations for these three vacancies.

Candidates must be nominated by at least two grower members or affiliated organisations.

Click here for the nomination form and click here for the position description.
For any further questions, or if you have trouble accessing the files, please contact the board secretary, Kerry Norman via email or by calling 0508 467 869.

Nominations close at 5pm on Tuesday, 14 April

If the number of nominations exceeds the number of positions to be filled an election will be called.  Ballot papers will be provided to all active grower members entitled to vote.  Candidates will be expected to make themselves available for electioneering meetings from 4 May. 

Click here to view the position ad.


VACANCY – HortNZ Board Appointed Director

Horticulture New Zealand Inc (HortNZ) is the national organisation representing New Zealand’s 5,000 commercial fruit, vegetable and berry fruit growers. The organisation works on industry-wide issues for industry good to support and encourage industry growth.

The Board is looking to appoint a director to complement the skills, experience and knowledge of the grower directors elected by members.

Candidates will have strong governance and leadership experience. They must have a genuine interest in, and knowledge of, the breadth of issues affecting horticulture. Candidates will also be familiar with the current political/advocacy process and possess strong business management skills. Excellent communication skills and established networks will also be an advantage.

Appointed directors serve on the board for up to three years and are expected to commit a minimum of 15-20 days each year to meetings and other board duties, plus preparation time.

A full job description is available here. A CV and covering letter should be sent to Board Secretary, Kerry Norman at

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 24 April 2020.

Click here to view the position ad.


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