The Executive

SGNZ is administered by an Executive Manager and an elected Executive based on a ward system.

This 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 an observer representative from the strawberry runner growing industry and a contracted research provider.

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

2019 Executive 
Chairman Anthony Rakich anthony@bestberries.co.nz
Executive Manger Michael Ahern mahern@primaryservices.co.nz
Finance Manager Antonia Crawford  
Administration Karen Orr karen.orr@hortnz.co.nz
Auckland Ward Peter McIntyre Springwood Enterprises
 

John Garelja

Garjela Brothers
  Anthony Rakich Danube Orchards
Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Darien McFadden

Strawberry Fields
Central Ward Tony Boswell Windermere Berry Farm
Southern Ward

Alan Warren

Alan Warren

Research Representative

Geoff Langford

Berryworld Ltd

Runner Grower Representative Keith Taylor Taylors Nursery

 

AGM

 

The AGM is held annually, usually in July.  This is combined with a one day conference where industry information and research updates are provided. 

All paid up members are invited to attend the AGM and conference day.  For further information on this please contact Karen Orr

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