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

The 2019 PVNZ Annual General Meeting and Horticulture Conference will be held on 31 July - 2 August, at Mystery Creek, Hamilton.   

Download the Brochure here.


The 2019 AGM and Conference papers have been distributed to all process vegetable growers.  If you would like a copy click here.

It's not to late to register, click here for the registration link. 

If you are unable to attend but would like to vote on the Motions, as they appear in the AGM papers, please complete the PVNZ Proxy Form and return it by 4:00pm on Monday 29 July (48 hours prior the AGM).

Nominations for the Process Vegetables NZ Chair and Board representatives closed at 4:00pm on Wednesday 3 July.

Results will be announced at the Process Vegetables NZ AGM on Wednesday 31 July.

For further information please contact John Seymour on 0508 467 869 or 027 543 7531 email John.seymour@hortnz.co.nz.


HortNZ Leadership Programme 2019

Are you a potential leader in the hort industry?  And want to upskill?  You could be going on this year's HortNZ Leadership Programme.

Click here for more information or contact Sue Pickering on 021 938 825 or email leadership@hortnz.co.nz

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
  • Biosecurity
  • 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.



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