Horticulture New Zealand held a referendum in 2012 asking growers to vote on a new compulsory levy affecting all fruit and vegetables commercially grown in New Zealand.
Growers voted “YES” to the levy, which came into effect in July 2013.
HortNZ represents New Zealand’s 5,500 fruit and vegetable growers on industry- wide issues. HortNZ formed out of the merger of the New Zealand Vegetable and Potato Growers’ Federation (Vegfed) and the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation (NZFF) in 2005.
If you are a levy collector, you will need to use this form - the Buyer Created Invoice – to tell us how much levy has been collected.
If you are a grower and have made direct sales (ie by yourself) then you will need to either fill out a Direct Levy Declaration form for fruit or vegetables – OR you can go to our Direct Levy Payment website and work out the amount with our direct levy calculator. You can also pay online with your credit card.
The brochure ‘Guide to the Vegetable and Fruit Commodity Levy' (PDF 148KB) is a guide for all growers and collection agents that are responsible for paying or collecting the levy on fruit and vegetables.
For more detailed information on the HortNZ levy, growers should call 0508 467 869.