Our purpose ...

Nursery and Garden Industry New Zealand (NGINZ) is the industry face of the Nursery and Garden Industry Association of New Zealand Incorporated. We're the peak industry body for the production nursery and garden retail industry, and those who supply it ... and we've been working to enhance our member's well-being since 1904!

Plant Producer's Summit
Introducing the NZPPI model
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Quick links ... Conference 2016 ... Legionnaire’s Disease ... Workplace Health & Safety ... Plant Trolleys ... Gift card balance ... Gift card reports ... NextGen ... Nursery Industry Jobs ...

Towards 2025 ... archive
Results of NGINZ's Towards 2025 Consultation


Working for You ...

Some of what's been &/or is on our task lists ...
PVR law reform ... Weedbusters Management Committee ... Conference preparations ... Agapanthus Working Group ... National Science Challenge and nursery pathways ... Import standards for pelleted seed ... Primary ITO qualifications review ... A nursery impacted by spray drift ... FMS 2016 Plan ... Corrections advocacy ... Nursery Production Industry Partnership Group ... Plant Producers Summit Working Group ... NPPA Steering Group meeting ... GERMAC meeting ... Pea Weevil & Straw risk - work with MPI ... latest newsletter

Advocacy Matters ... Resource Matters ... Industry Promotions Matters ...

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Introducing the NZPPI Model-

Introducing the NZPPI Model
The Plant Producer Working Group and NGINZ Board provide perspectives on the model for New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated (NZPPI) ... more

PEQ Facilities Standard-

PEQ Facilities Standard
The new PEQ standard comes into force on 8 March 2017 ... more

Conference 2016 - 27/28 July-

Conference 2016 - 27/28 July
Registration is now open. Future3 conference will inspire, challenge and inform - you're invited to join us in Wellington. ... more

Plant insecticide changes in effect mid-2016-shutterstock/280130450_Budimir_Jevtic

Plant insecticide changes in effect mid-2016
The EPA has put controls in place to manage the risks from these substances, with more changes coming in to effect on 1 July 2016 ... more

Coming up ... Here's a quick list of what we've got in our diaries ... more

The Riparian Planner - opportunity for nurseries-

The Riparian Planner - opportunity for nurseries
nurseries have an opportunity to provide plants to farmers making riparian plans to plant their riparian zones and manage their waterways. ... more

Hazardous Substances-shutterstock/280130450_Budimir_Jevtic

Hazardous Substances
The government is making changes to the way hazardous substances are managed ... more

Meet the 2016 Young Achiever finalists-

Meet the 2016 Young Achiever finalists
Three finalist will attend conference in Wellington in July and compete in a round of activities to decide the 2016 Young Achiever ... more

Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP)-

Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP)
Auckland Council are reviewing their RPMP and we've met with biosecurity staff to discuss work to date ... more

Trademark Invoice Scam-

Trademark Invoice Scam
Commerce Commission nails an overseas company sending false invoices to trademark owners ... more

GIA Gathers Pace-

GIA Gathers Pace
Kiwiberries join GIA, Fruitfly Operational Agreement signed ... more

EPA and related Biocontrol activity-

EPA and related Biocontrol activity
In March NGINZ lodged submissions or provided advice several biocontrol initiatives ... more

Help find invasive harlequin ladybird-

Help find invasive harlequin ladybird
Harlequin ladybirds have been detected in Auckland and The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking assistance from horticultural industries to find out if it is present in other parts of New Zealand ... more

Ecopanthus Project-

Ecopanthus Project
Solid progress is being made in breeding, trials and other work to develop and ultimately market "environmental friendly" agapanthus ... more

Biosecurity Warning for Pea Weevil-

Biosecurity Warning for Pea Weevil
If you've received pea straw from the Wairarapa this season, please contact MPI on 0800 80 99 66. ... more

A visit to Whanganui Prison-

A visit to Whanganui Prison
and some robust discussion on both historical and current issues about prison nursery production ... more

Nursery Industry and Corrections Advocacy-

Nursery Industry and Corrections Advocacy
Around twenty nurseries met with Corrections officials late in August. Discussions centered on the impact of Corrections rehabilitation and offender employment objectives ... more

PVR Law Reform-

PVR Law Reform
With the signing of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) comes an obligation for the Government to review the Plant Variety Rights system ... more

Ornamental Plant Import Pathways-

Ornamental Plant Import Pathways
We've begun discussions with MPI on the processes for developing import health standards and the associated biosecurity risk analysis and need your input ... more

NGINZ Strategy

Advocacy Services
It’s our business to make your business easier. Lobbying for members’ common good through representation to, and liaison with, national and regional government bodies, committees and regulatory and environmental groups ... more

Industry Capacity
Enhancing industry capacity through upgrading professionalism and systems, training in skills, knowledge and practice, improving efficiency and effectiveness, encouraging innovation and best practice, understanding our markets and facilitating research and development ... more

Greenlife Matters
Promoting the value of plant life. Educating the public about the numerous benefits of trees, plant life and green space, and in doing so, creating demand for plants and greenlife products ... more

Market Growth
Advocating for more green spaces and increased use of plants in urban, commercial and environmental spaces will see growth in the greenlife products and services market and grow our share of leisure and commercial spend ... more

Conference Sponsors 2016 ...









Young Achiever