NZGAP is owned by Horticulture New Zealand on behalf of New Zealand Growers.
The programme was established almost 20 years ago by growers that were committed to enhancing food safety, worker welfare and sustainability practices in the industry.
NZGAP is overseen by the NZGAP Committee, which is a subcommittee of Horticulture New Zealand. All HortNZ affiliated product groups and district associations are invited to become Industry Members. Foundation Members are a subset of this group.
Other industry groups and organisations that support the purpose and objectives of NZGAP can now become Associate Members.
New NZGAP Committee
- Tony Howey – Horticulture NZ (Chair)
- John Murphy – Vegetables NZ
- Allen Lim – Canterbury Vegetable Growers Assn
- Malcolm Pook – Tomatoes NZ
- Gary Bennets – Summerfruit NZ
- Mathew Banister – NZ Citrus Growers Inc
The Committee is made up of two positions appointed by HortNZ, and four positions elected by the industry product groups and district associations.
All HortNZ affiliated product groups and district associations are invited to be come Industry Members. Foundation members are a sub-set of this group.
Other industry groups and organisations that support the purpose and objectives of NZGAP can become Associate Members.
The following product groups are also foundation members of New Zealand GAP:
- Avocados NZ
- Citrus NZ
- Kiwifruit (NZKGI)
- NZ Asparagus Council
- NZ Feijoa Growers Association
- Onions NZ
- Pipfruit NZ
- Potatoes NZ
- Summerfruit NZ
- Tamarillos Growers Association
- Tomatoes NZ
- Vegetables NZ
NZGAP Associate Membership is for growers/organisations that are engaged with the NZ Horticulture industry and wish to demonstrate their support for the objectives of the NZGAP programme.
NZGAP Terms of Reference and Committee Election 2017
The review of the NZGAP structure is now complete with the Horticulture Industry Forum on 30 November 2016, then the NZGAP Committee and the Horticulture New Zealand Board approving the new Terms of Reference.