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New Zealand Asparagus Council represents asparagus growers throughout New Zealand

Asparagus is a vibrant, healthy and tasty addition to your meal. It can compliment several dishes to add more flavour and is a good source of many vitamins and minerals to your diet, including vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc, fibre and more.

The New Zealand Asparagus Council supplies both our local consumers and export fresh asparagus to high value international markets.

To find out more about buying, storing and preparing asparagus download this handy card produced by the Health Promotion Agency, and the Heart Foundation by clicking HERE.

News and Events

  • NZAC November Newsletter

    Read about how the season is going around the country, along with an update on promotion, asparagus in the media, farm environment plans and climate change legislation in the November NZAC newsletter.

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  • NZAC October 2019 Newsletter

    This newsletter includes an overview of the season so far in each region, updates on the robotic harvester project and promotional campaign, and information on Primary ITO’s new horticulture scholarships, plus more.

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  • Robotic asparagus harvester project

    During the 2019 NZAC AGM, following a presentation by Professor Mike Duke and Dr Shen Hin Lin from the University of Waikato, growers endorsed support of a robotic asparagus harvester proof of concept project being progressed further. Read more about this project on Rural News by clicking HERE.

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