Grower meetings

HortNZ will be holding online grower meetings on the following dates:

  • 1 May (pm)
  • 2 May (am)

More details including how to register will be able soon. Details will be communicated via our weekly newsletter.

HortNZ will be at the following product group workshops and meetings:

Vegetables New Zealand grower workshops 

  • Ohakune | Tuesday 30 April, starting at 4pm, Ohakune Research Roadshow, Powderkeg Restaurant and Bar, 194 Mangawhero Terrace, Ohakune
  • Palmerston North | Wednesday 1 May, starting at 4pm, Palmerston North Research Roadshow, Distinction Hotel, 140 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
  • Gisborne | Thursday 9 May, starting at 4pm, Bushmere Arms, Waerengaahika, Gisborne

Growers can find out more and register here to attend these workshops.


Where we've been:

HortNZ grower meetings 

  • Canterbury | Wednesday 21 February 2024, 4.30pm, Lincoln Events Centre, Baylis Lounge, 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln
  • Northland | Thursday 29 February 2024, 4.30pm, Haruru Falls, Bottom of Old Wharf Road, Kerikeri
  • Bay of Plenty | Monday 4 March, 5.30pm, Tauranga Racecourse, Tokyo Lounge, 1383 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga
  • Waikato | Tuesday 5 March 2024, 5.30pm, Mighty River Domain, Lake Karapiro, 601 Maungatautari Road, RD2, Cambridge


HortNZ grower meeting - Pukekohe

(Kirit Makan, president of the Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) will be joining the meeting)

  • Pukekohe | Wednesday 27 March 2024, 5.30pm, PIA Events Centre, 55 Ward Street, Pukekohe

Register to attend the Pukekohe grower meeting by emailing us at


Grower levy consultation webinar 

HortNZ held a grower levy consultation webinar on Monday 8 April 2024 at 7.30am and 5.30pm for growers unable to attend grower meetings in person. 


NZKGI forum meeting

  • Mt Maunganui | Tuesday 12 March 2024, 8.30am-4.30pm, Zespri, 400 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui 3116


Process Vegetables New Zealand grower meeting

  • Hawke's Bay | Thursday 14 March 2024, 5pm, Tasman Harvesting, 3464 Omahu Road, Twyford


New Zealand Apples and Pears grower meetings 

  • Gisborne | Monday 11 March 2024, 5-6pm, Bushmere Arms, Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay | Wednesday 13 March, 5-6.30pm, Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North
  • Nelson | Monday 18 March, 5-6pm, Moutere Hills Community Centre, Upper Moutere
  • Nelson | Tuesday 19 March, 5-6pm, Headingly Centre, 2 Headingly Lane, Richmond
  • Central Otago | Wednesday 20 March, 5-6pm, 103 The Store, Roxburgh

Meetings are open to all growers in these regions.


Vegetables New Zealand grower workshops 

  • Nelson | Tuesday 19 March, starting at 3pm, Richmond Research Roadshow, The Headingly Centre, 2 Headingly Land, Richmond
  • Pukekohe | Wednesday 10 April, starting at 3pm, Pukekohe Research Roadshow, PIA Events Centre, 55 Ward Street, Pukekohe
  • Hawke's Bay | Thursday 11 April, starting at 4pm, Hawke's Bay Research Roadshow, Havelock North Function Centre, 30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North
  • Canterbury | Tuesday 16 April, starting at 3pm, Ashburton Research Roadshow, Hotel Ashburton, 11/35 Racecourse Road, Allerton, Ashburton