For more detailed information on the HortNZ levy, growers should call 0508 467 869.
The rates were voted on by growers in a 2018 referendum.
Without a levy HortNZ would cease to operate. HortNZ’s prime reason for existence is to protect growers’ interests, increase fruit and vegetable consumption and improve profitability of the entire industry.
Yes, if you buy fruit or vegetables from or sell fruit or vegetables on behalf of growers you are legally required to deduct the levy from payments to growers and pay the levy collected on to HortNZ.
No, not without the approval of at least 50% of growers in the respective sector by volume and turnover. This would require holding another referendum.
If you have any queries about the levy, HortNZ, or need copies of any forms, please direct dial the grower freephone: 0508 HORTNZ (0508 467 869) or email email@example.com.
Register as a new grower
Commercial fruit and vegetable growers are expected to contribute a levy from sales of fruit and vegetables (14 cents from every $100 in sales) to fund the work of HortNZ.
If you are a new grower, you should register with HortNZ to ensure you receive the benefits of your levy payments. These include:
HortNZ monitoring changes in government policy on your behalf, promoting the development of the industry, making submissions to central and regional government, giving policy advice and influencing change for your benefit as a grower.
Subscription to HortNZ's industry magazines: The Orchardist for fruit growers or NZGrower for vegetable growers.
Subscription to a weekly industry e-newsletter, containing advice and information for growers on current issues and upcoming events.
Direct access to HortNZ staff for advice on industry matters.