The Hawke’s Bay Horticulture Advisory Group (HBHAG) was established amid the region’s response to Cyclone Gabrielle. The primary purpose of HBHAG is to prepare for and respond to adverse events within the Hawke’s Bay region. The scope includes human welfare, business resilience, risk reduction and recovery. The group meets regularly and works closely with the Rural Advisory Group (RAG) and other cyclone recovery stakeholders to align its efforts with the wider regional recovery framework.
HBHAG’s core membership includes representatives from the following organisations:
Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers Association Inc.
Hawke’s Bay Vegetable Growers Association
Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Association
New Zealand Apples & Pears Inc. Summerfruit New Zealand
New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated
Ministry for Primary Industries
Horticulture New Zealand
Foundation for Arable Research (FAR)