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New Zealand’s Asparagus Industry

Our asparagus industry has around 60 asparagus growers. The main growing regioiStock_000007953244_Mediumns are Waikato, Canterbury, South West North Island and Hawke’s Bay.

Asparagus Council Contacts 

The NZ Asparagus Council Inc is comprised of elected growers from each region.  It also has representatives from the export, fresh and processed sectors. Members are elected annually from their respective regional association.

Conference and AGM

The Asparagus Council holds its Annual General Meeting between May and August each year.

Commodity Levy

The Council is funded through a compulsory commodity levy which is $100 per ha of planted asparagus. Growers pay this levy annually. The levy declaration form is sent to growers in October each year with payment due in February.  The Commodity levy is reviewed every six years.