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.
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 2020 PVNZ AGM and Board Election results announcement will be held on Thursday 3rd September at the Crate & Barrel, Leeston, Canterbury. At 4:00pm Dr Bruce Searle and Dr Soonie Chng will be presenting on 'Some factors causing variability of process pea yield - recent research results' and 'What lurks beneath your crops' , followed by the AGM at 5:30pm. We hope you can join us!
Some important dates for the PVNZ Board Election process:
Thursday 16 July - Director Nominations Open
Thursday 6 August, 5pm - Director Nominations Close
Thursday 13 August - Voting papers for the Board Directors sent to grower members (if required)
Thursday 27 August - Voting closes
Thursday 3 September, 5:30pm - PROCESS VEGETABLES NZ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.