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Inspiring Sustainable and Profitable Agriculture in New Zealand

TROPICAL FRUIT GROWERS OF NEW ZEALAND

Not only can we grow tropical plants in New Zealand, we can actually use our wonderful climate and our local expertise to bring new prosperity to New Zealand grown fruit.


Reclaiming the Tropical Fruit market with homegrown.

OUR AIM

Tropical fruits are imported by the tonne into New Zealand, yet we are just a few steps away from supplying the bulk of the country's requirements-and with a much more nutritious product.

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The numbers add add up.

ECONOMICS

Northtec has prepared an economic study on the positive impact of co-ordinating and increasing Northland banana production so that we can supply the bulk of NZs requirements for  bananas and pineapples/

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Innovation Well Underway

TROPICAL CLIMATE

Growers like our Green Guru Owen Schafli have already proved that Northlands climate can successfully grow pineapples, sugar cane, coffee, bananas and prickly pears on a commercial scale.
Warmer areas south of Auckland can most likely do this too.

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Local is healthier

NUTRITION

NZ grown bananas, pineapples and other tropical fruits adapt well to this climate. They ripen more slowly, but as they are not being shipped internationally, these fruits can ripen naturally and evolve to their full nutritional spectrum - very different to the imported fare we buy in supermarkets.

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Farms can be cleaner and greener

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Banana plantations have a role to play in helping to clean the surroundings of dairy effluent ponds, and all parts of the plant are edible for cattle, so the banana plants can potentially replace imported stockfood like PKE.

WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER?

Just let us know your name, address, email address and mobile number (email tfgnzinfo@gmail.com) and pay $20 by internet banking to:  Kiwibank 38-9019-0465466-01. Membership is $20 for the financial year to 31 March 2021.
 
Please put your name or email address as the reference so we know it’s you 😊

CONTACT US!

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THE TEAM

Your 2020-21 committee

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HUGH ROSE

Chair

Boutique banana plantation owner, plant procurer.

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KAREN POTTER

Treasurer

Dairy farmer and plantation owner

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PAULINE ROSE

Secretary

Uber Group (broadband) COO, lotus grower

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OWEN SCHAFLI

Committee Member

Founding committee member, tropical fruit guru

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LINDA SCHAFLI

Committee Member

Founding committee member, banana, pineapple grower

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BARRY PYLE

Committee Member

Retired environmental microbiologist from Ruakaka.

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SANDRA WINDLEBOURNE

Committee Member

Banana plantation owner, beef farmer & contractor

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ALEX EDWARDS

Committee Member

IT specialist and horse trekking business owner with an interest in tropical fruits.

WHAT WE PROVIDE MEMBERS WITH

Knowledge. Support. Plant Stock.

We provide knowledge and expertise as well as a place where members can trade plants.

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OUR SPONSORS

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Tropical Fruit Growers of NZ acknowledges the support of XT88 Glasshouse and Vehicle Wash