Our purpose ...

New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated (NZPPI) formed late in July and is now getting underway. It's an opportunity for plant producers and our industry partners to shape and grow an industry body with an influential voice that delivers value to our businesses.

NZPPI grew from work to identify a new model for a producer-led industry body and a decision to remodel NGINZ. We're working now on that transition ... hence the temporary branding at the top!

NGINZ to remodel as NZPPI

At our 28 July AGM, NGINZ members overwhelmingly supported the Board's recommendation that the Association adopt the New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated (NZPPI) model and voted in favour of motions to effect the necessary changes ... more

Working for You ...

Some of what's been &/or is on our task lists ...
PVR law reform ... Weedbusters Management Committee ... Conference preparations ... Agapanthus Working Group ... National Science Challenge and nursery pathways ... Import standards for pelleted seed ... Primary ITO qualifications review ... A nursery impacted by spray drift ... FMS 2016 Plan ... Corrections advocacy ... Nursery Production Industry Partnership Group ... Plant Producers Summit Working Group ... NPPA Steering Group meeting ... GERMAC meeting ... Pea Weevil & Straw risk - work with MPI ... latest newsletter

Advocacy Matters ... Resource Matters ... Industry Promotions Matters ...

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NZPPI Established-

NZPPI Established
New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated (NZPPI) formed late in July and is now getting underway ... more

NZPPI membership and Board Elections-

NZPPI membership and Board Elections
Membership is NZPPI is open - and we're heading rapdily towards NZPPI's first Board election in November ... more

Key Elements-

Key Elements
NZPPI's raison d'être, its aspirations, scope of works, member classes, Board structure, elections and voting, subscription fees and ... more

Plant Producers Summit-

Plant Producers Summit
Some fifty plus plant producers gathered on 7 September to discuss priority matters for NZPPI ... more

Coming up ... Here's a quick list of what we've got in our diaries ... more

GERMAC Update following August 2016 meeting-

GERMAC Update following August 2016 meeting
GERMAC's August meeting worked on some challenges in L3 PEQ space and NGS ... more

Daniel Howard - 2016 Young Achiever-

Daniel Howard - 2016 Young Achiever
Congratulations to Daniel Howard of Moores Valley Nurseries who won the Young Achiever title for 2016 at the NGINZ annual conference in Wellington, July 27 & 28 ... more

NGINZ to remodel as NZPPI-

NGINZ to remodel as NZPPI
NGINZ members at our AGM overwhelmingly supported the Board's recommendation that the Association adopt the New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated (NZPPI) model ... more

Biosecurity Warning for Pea Weevil-

Biosecurity Warning for Pea Weevil
A ban is now in place on growing peas in the Wairarapa region, applying to both home gardens and commercial cropping ... more

Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP)-

Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP)
Auckland Council are reviewing their RPMP and we've met with biosecurity staff to discuss work to date ... more

GIA Gathers Pace-

GIA Gathers Pace
Kiwiberries join GIA, Fruitfly Operational Agreement signed ... more

EPA and related Biocontrol activity-

EPA and related Biocontrol activity
In March NGINZ lodged submissions or provided advice several biocontrol initiatives ... more

PEQ Facilities Standard-

PEQ Facilities Standard
The new PEQ standard comes into force on 8 March 2017 ... more

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Hazardous Substances
The government is making changes to the way hazardous substances are managed ... more

Ecopanthus Project-

Ecopanthus Project
Solid progress is being made in breeding, trials and other work to develop and ultimately market "environmental friendly" agapanthus ... more

Nursery Industry and Corrections Advocacy-

Nursery Industry and Corrections Advocacy
Around twenty nurseries met with Corrections officials late in August. Discussions centered on the impact of Corrections rehabilitation and offender employment objectives ... more

PVR Law Reform-

PVR Law Reform
With the signing of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) comes an obligation for the Government to review the Plant Variety Rights system ... more

Ornamental Plant Import Pathways-

Ornamental Plant Import Pathways
We've begun discussions with MPI on the processes for developing import health standards and the associated biosecurity risk analysis and need your input ... more

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Plant insecticide changes in effect mid-2016
The EPA has put controls in place to manage the risks from these substances, with more changes coming in to effect on 1 July 2016 ... more

Trademark Invoice Scam-

Trademark Invoice Scam
Commerce Commission nails an overseas company sending false invoices to trademark owners ... more

NGINZ Strategy

Advocacy Services
It’s our business to make your business easier. Lobbying for members’ common good through representation to, and liaison with, national and regional government bodies, committees and regulatory and environmental groups ... more

Industry Capacity
Enhancing industry capacity through upgrading professionalism and systems, training in skills, knowledge and practice, improving efficiency and effectiveness, encouraging innovation and best practice, understanding our markets and facilitating research and development ... more

Greenlife Matters
Promoting the value of plant life. Educating the public about the numerous benefits of trees, plant life and green space, and in doing so, creating demand for plants and greenlife products ... more

Market Growth
Advocating for more green spaces and increased use of plants in urban, commercial and environmental spaces will see growth in the greenlife products and services market and grow our share of leisure and commercial spend ... more

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