Gisborne SHED Meeting (Postponed)

Gisborne SHED Meeting (Postponed)


Event Detail

* Please note this SHED meeting has been postponed until the new year. Watch this space to keep informed of the new date and time! *

A SHED meeting will be held at Riversun Nursery, Gisborne, where you have a unique opportunity to see how NZ's premium supplier of certified grapevines, avocado trees and kiwifruit vines is taking a proactive approach to tackling the challenges facing modern nursery businesses in the areas of sustainability, workforce and production. 

This SHED meeting will be held at their field nursery in Whatatutu (around a 30min drive inland from Gisborne) on Thursday 3rd December at 12pm.

SHED stands for See, Hear, Engage, Debate. They are a chance for members from around a region to come together to connect and share ideas and expertise.

A tour of the spectacular field nursery will be followed by a talk from Geoff Thorpe, the owner of Riversun Nursery. He will be focusing on Riversun's sustainability journey. Beginning in earnest in 2013, it has led to a full reworking of their business strategic plan, covering not only the environmental aspects but social, cultural, and financial as well. Matt Dolan will also provide an update on NZPPI’s latest activities.

Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided - please inform us of any dietary requirements. 

Please register for this event online, via the link provided.

Getting there:

The address for the Whatatutu field nursery site is 200 Taihamiti Road, Whatatutu. It is approximately a 30 minutes drive inland from Gisborne. 

Alternatively, we have a van that will be departing the Riversun offices at 257 Awapuni Rd, Gisborne. Meet here at 11am for departure. Spaces are limited, so please let us know at the time of registration if you would like a seat on the van.

We will return you to the Riversun office in Gisborne at around 4.45pm.


If you are driving to the field nursery yourself, you can find plenty of parking just inside the gate. 


If you have any questions or would like any further information please contact the NZPPI office at

We look forward to seeing you there.

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