Who we are

Process Vegetables NZ (PVNZ) is an affiliated Product Group to Horticulture NZ and represents 350 commercial process vegetable growers on issues specifically crop related.

PVNZ is financially supported by a commodity levy rate of 80 cents per $100 of the sales value at the first point of sale i.e. the processor. Key areas of activity specifically on behalf of process vegetable growers Read More

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Horticulture Conference has been postponed until 2021.

For up to date information on COVID-19 please refer to the Horticulture NZ website.

The PVNZ Annual General Meeting was held by Zoom on 3 September 2020

Click here for a copy of the AGM papers and Annual Report.  The Chair and Board would like to thank everyone who attended and are pleased to advise all Motions tabled were passed.

2020 Board Elections - David Hadfield and Dean Davies were re-elected, and Simon Lochhead and Calvin Gedye nominations were successful.  We would like to congratulate David, Dean, Simon and Calvin on their election as directors of the PVNZ Board.


Process Vegetables NZ wish to advise that Parliament has approved the new Biosecurity (Readiness and response - Process Vegetables Levy) Order 2020 which was signed and gazetted on 6 July 2020.

The full Levy Order can be accessed here.  The payable levy rate is set at 0.0% and will remain at this rate until needed to pay for a government industry agreement (GIA) biosecurity response cost-share that Process Vegetables NZ has agreed to pay under the obligations of an operational agreement.

Any queries please contact Leanne Stewart, PVNZ - phone 021 582 711.


The On Farm Biosecurity Manual is now complete click here for the Outdoor Crops Manual.

All growing organisations will receive a printed copy of the manual that is relevant to their growing operation and this will arrive before the end of the month.

You are welcome to provide feedback on this resource direct to Brittany McCloy at Brittany.McCloy@onionsnz.com or ph 027 844 2920 

2020 HortNZ Leadership Programme (21 May 2020)

After the unprecedented start to 2020, we believe that now, more than ever, emerging leaders will need  support to develop their leadership skills and confidence. Therefore, HortNZ is running  the 2020 programme while keeping flexible as to it is delivered. It  may be on-line or face-face, or a mix, depending  on where NZ is at the end of August through  to November (when we run the course). There are 30  positions available and 20  scholarships that cover most expenses for 20 of those positions. 

Application forms can be downloaded from   http://www.hortnz.co.nz/our-work/people/hortnz-leadership-programme.

For enquiries contact Sue Pickering 021 938 825 or email sue.p@developme.nz. Due to the timing of the Covid-19 Alert Levels and much of horticulture being an essential service (as well as harvesting), application deadline has been extended to 20 June.


ANNOUNCEMENT Process Vegetables Commodity Levy Vote Successful

PVNZ were pleased to announce the proposed new process vegetable commodity levy was supported.  81.40% by number and 96.54% by value of those that voted in the 2018 referendum.

The Horticulture New Zealand and other vegetable product group referendums were also successful.

The new Process Vegetables NZ Commodity Levy rate will be set at 0.80% and will take effect from 1st April 2020.

Generic IPM Guideline for Vegetable Crops is now available.

Click here to download the document.



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