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 5500 fruit and vegetable growers on industry-wide issues. The organisation was formed out of the merger of the New Zealand Vegetable and Potato Growers' Federation (Vegfed) and the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation (NZFF) in 2005.


Need More Information?


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, call 0508 467 869.
If you have any queries about the levy, HortNZ, or need copies of any forms, please direct dial the grower freephone: 0508 HORTNZ (0508 467 869) or email
This website accepts credit card payments. To pay by direct credit please select the "Email me a Direct Levy Declaration" option; a copy of your Direct Levy Declaration will be emailed to you along with bank account details. Please use your grower ID as your reference.


ALL TRANSACTIONS processed via this website are in NZD, for the payment of Growers Direct Levies and for your protection are secured by SSL.

REFUNDS are processed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us directly if there has been an error with your submission.


Physical Address
Level 4
Co-operative Bank Building
20 Ballance Street
New Zealand 6011


Phone +64 4 472 3795


Fax +64 4 471 2861





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