The Executive

SGNZ is administered by an Executive Manager and an elected Board

This consists of elected grower representatives from Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Central (the rest of the lower North Island) and the South Island. There is also an observer representatives 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

Chair Anthony Rakich
Executive Manager Sally King 
Auckland Ward Matt Ashby Matakana Berry

Anita Zaknich

Zaknich Farms Ltd
Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Darien McFadden

Strawberry Fields
Central Ward Tony Boswell Windermere Berry Farm
Southern Ward

Barry Clelland

Moutere Strawberries

Research Representative

Geoff Langford 

& Rob Silberbauer

Berryworld Ltd

Runner Grower Representative Bruce Rapley Rototawai Farms Ltd




The AGM is held annually, usually in July - August.  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.  For further information contact: