Horticulture New Zealand’s existing Commodity Levy Order expires in May 2019. The levy is the principal funding mechanism to support our work for growers and voting on renewing the levy needs to take place this year (2018) to ensure a new Levy Order is in place before the existing one expires.
We have prepared this information brochure, which outlines:
- the Levy proposal
- the consultation and voting process and timeline
- who you can contact to discuss any aspects of the levy or the work of Horticulture New Zealand
- what Horticulture New Zealand does to help you grow
Levy payers will receive a copy of this brochure in the post. If you have not received a brochure by Friday 20 April, please contact Josie Vidal.
Voting on renewing the levy will take place from 2 July to 13 August, 2018. Levy payers will receive voting papers in July.
You can view the Commodity Levies (Vegetables and Fruit) Order 2013 here.
If you are a levy collector, you will need to use this form - the Buyer Created Invoice – to tell us how much levy has been collected.
If you are a grower and have made direct sales (ie by yourself) then you will need to either fill out a Direct Levy Declaration form for fruit or vegetables – OR you can go to our Direct Levy Payment website and work out the amount with our direct levy calculator. You can also pay online with your credit card.
The brochure ‘Guide to the Vegetable and Fruit Commodity Levy' (PDF 148KB) is a guide for all growers and collection agents that are responsible for paying or collecting the levy on fruit and vegetables.
For more detailed information on the HortNZ levy, growers should call 0508 467 869.