Strawberry Growers New Zealand Inc (SGNZ) is an industry body that was formed in 2000 to represent the interests of all New Zealand strawberry growers. It is a voluntary organisation and it has a current membership which represents 95% of the strawberry fruit growers in New Zealand.
It is administered by an executive which consists of three grower representatives from Auckland, one from Waikato/Bay of Plenty, one from Central (the rest of the lower North Island) and one representative from the South Island. There is also a representative from the strawberry runner growing industry and a research representative.
The major role of SGNZ is to encourage and promote the interests of strawberry growers and provide representation on strawberry issues to Horticulture NZ and government regarding any issues of importance to its members.
SGNZ is the sole shareholder in the N.Z. Berryfruit Propagating Company whose role is to import and test strawberry varieties from overseas. NZBP also administers a high health scheme for the strawberry industry.
SGNZ is funded through an annual subscription.