The target of the external relations portfolio is to build on community and local government relationships whilst being the advocate for kiwifruit growers on wider issues such as health and safety and resource management.

BOP Regional Council

Over 80% of kiwifruit in New Zealand is grown in the Bay of Plenty region.  For this reason, NZKGI maintains a close relationship with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

In particular, NZKGI maintains a close focus on three areas;

NZKGI also works with other Councils as required to respond to changes that may impact kiwifruit growers.  This activity is often undertaken in conjunction with Horticulture NZ who have a key focus on resource management issues across the countr