Support Our Members

Supporting and driving awareness of career pathways in horticulture is a key focus for the Association. By fostering an industry culture where innovation, talent and education is valued, will help drive a vibrant, progressive and skilled workforce that will support current and future leaders.

The Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers’ Association Charitable Trust provides annual scholarships and funding grants to support personal development. In addition, the Association offers, in conjunction with national sector bodies, regional organisations and education providers, an array of networking programmes and events throughout the year to support the development of individuals within the industry:

Education opportunities: In conjunction with EIT and Primary ITO, Industry Awards Night, Young Fruitgrower Nelson Exchange

Workshops: On-going throughout the year

Networking events: Hawke’s Bay Young Orchardists, Women in Horticulture, Fishing Competition

Industry Events: Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year, BNZ Horticulture Fieldays, Horticulture NZ Conference, NZ Apple and Pears Conference, SummerfruitNZ Conference, Momentum

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Advocate For Our Members

We work for our members to lobby and protect the longevity of Hawke's Bay as a fruit-growing region.


Support Our Members

Our aim is to support and drive awareness of career opportunities in horticulture.


Be The Voice For Our Members

To promote the fruit-growing industry through effective marketing