For almost quarter of a century, NZKGI has been the voice for New Zealand’s kiwifruit growers, helping to make key decisions within the industry and acting as an advocate for the industry at government level.

Supporting Growers

Through the Psa experience, NZKGI has developed a nationally recognised framework for supporting growers through adversity that has been taken up by other industries. Kiwifruit Grower, Ian Greaves, has addressed several primary industry functions about coping with stress during difficult times, drawing on kiwifruit growers’ experience with Psa.

View Ian’s Presentation to Federated Farmers in April 2016 below.

NZKGI has a significant support network that is available for growers dealing with anxiety and depression associated with industry and crisis events.

Help Contacts

The below services and organisations have been listed as a resource for support should you wish to talk to someone. In addition, for regional support, the Psa Help Contacts Decision Charts are designed to assist in reaching the right support contacts in each area.

Grower Support Contact Numbers
In a crisis dial Police / Ambulance 111
Kiwifruit Vine Health Email KVH 0800 665 825
NZ Kiwifruit Growers Email NZKGI 0800 232 505
National Support Contact Numbers
Work and Income New Zealand 0800 559 009
Depression Helpline (available 24/7) 0800 111 757
EAP Limited 0800 327 669
Rural Support Trust 0800 787 254
Maori Mental Health Services –
Te Puna Hauora
– Ki Uta Ki Tai (07) 571 8024
Regional Support Contact Numbers and Psa Contacts Decision Charts
Bay of Plenty Support bay_of_plenty_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart 0800 559 009
Te Puke Medical Centre (07) 573 9511
St Stephens Anglican Church,
(07) 315 8319
or (021) 432 928
Runanga Katikati (07) 549 0760
Kerikeri Support kerikeri_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart
Whangarei Support whangarei_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart.pdf
Franklin Support franklin_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart.pdf
Waikato Support waikato_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart
Coromandel Support coromandel_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart
Gisborne Support gisborne_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart
Hawkes Bay Support hawkes_bay_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart
Wanganui-Horowhenua Support Wanganui-Horowhenua Psa Contacts Decision Chart
Nelson Support nelson_psa_help_contacts_decision_chart
Kiwifruit Psa Grower Support – Decisions Flow Chart

If you are feeling stressed and want to talk to someone, use this flow chart psa_grower_support_flowchart to direct you to the best option for support.