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 50 cents per $100 of the sales value at the processor. Key areas of activity specifically on behalf of process vegetable growers Read More
ANNOUNCEMENT - Process Vegetables Commodity Levy Vote Successful
PVNZ are pleased to announce that the proposed new process vegetable commodity levy has been supported. 81.40% by number and 96.54% by value of those that voted in the recent referendum supported the proposal.
The Horticulture New Zealand and other vegetable product group referendums were also successful.
Many thanks if you were one of the 81.40% of process vegetable growers that cast your vote.
Next we will make an application to the Ministry for Primary Industries, who will take our request to the Minister for approval. The new levy order is expected to be in place around April 2019.
Under the new levy order, the process vegetable levy rate will be set at 0.80%.
Click here for the Horticulture New Zealand Media Release - 21 August 2018
Process Vegetables Commodity Levy Referendum Proposal - VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED AND RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON
As a process vegetable grower you will receive your voting papers for the process vegetable commodity levy referendum in July 2018. Ballot papers were mailed out on 2 July 2018 with voting (online or by post) open for six weeks.
Key dates: VOTING OPENS on 2 July 2018 at 12:00am and CLOSES on 13 August 2018 at 12:00pm.
Who can vote? All commercial process vegetable growers are entitled to vote. Commercial process vegetable growers are those persons or businesses that are engaged in the commercial production of growing vegetables for processing in the 12 months preceding 30 June 2018.
How do I vote? You can either vote online on www.electionz.com/hortCLA logging in using the PIN and password that will be provided in your voting paper. Or you can return the completed voting paper by post in the reply prepaid envelope.
How much will the levy be? The maximum rate of levy will be 0.80% (80 cents per $100 of sales value). The initial rate will be set at 0.50% by the PVNZ Board before the start of the levy year. The rate is GST exclusive.
(Sales value means the price received at the first point of sale by the contract vegetable grower, and where vegetables are processed prior to the first point of sale (e.g. the grower): the amount of money that in the opinion of PVNZ, the vegetable grower would have received immediately before it was processed had the grower sold it to a similar process (called the notional process value).
What will the levy be spent on? PVNZ are proposing the levies will be used for the following purposes relating to vegetables grown for processing and process vegetable growers:
- Research and development
- Grower representation
- Market development and promotion
- Education and training
- Grower information, communication and support
- Day to day management and administration of Process Vegetables New Zealand
The levy will not be spent on any commercial or trading activity.
For more information on the Process Vegetable Commodity Levy Referendum and voting process please call John Seymour on 04 494 9973.
Download a brochure on the Process Vegetables NZ Commodity Levy Proposal.
2018 Process Vegetables NZ Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Horticulture Conference
The Process Vegetables NZ AGM was held on Monday 23 July at 4:00pm in the Brevet Room at the Air Force Museum, Christchurch, on day one of the three-day Horticulture Conference.
The three-day conference, was themed “Our Food Story”. The horticulture story underpins everything we as an industry do. We need to tell urban New Zealand, politicians, and other decision-makers about our story. And horticulture has a fantastic story to tell.
Click here to access the PVNZ AGM 2018 AGM and Conference Papers.
The PVNZ Board would like to thank all those who attended the PVNZ AGM and Horticulture Conference.
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