NZKGI works with all industry players to understand the different operational and cultural dynamics to help establish and maintain important industry relationships and to actively support and protect the Single Point of Entry (SPE).
|Topic||Detail||March 2015 KISP referendum result||Competed?|
|1. Single Point of Entry (SPE)||Growers were asked if they support the SPE as the kiwifruit industry’s marketing structure||97% of respondents voted in support of the SPE.||Yes.|
|2a. Grower Ownership and Control of Zespri||KISP recommended removal of regulations that restricted the ability of Zespri shareholders to amend Zespri’s constitution||92% of respondents supported removal of the regulations||Yes. Regulations were revised July 2017|
|2b. Grower Ownership and Control of Zespri||Growers were asked if they supported changes to Zespri’s constitution to allow for alignment between growers and shareholders. This included specific changes to ‘dry’ or non-producing shareholders and those producers that held shares in excess if four times their production.||92% of respondents supported the ceasing of dividends for ‘overshared’ shareholders.
|Yes. Constitution was altered in 2018|
|3. Changes to Zespri’s funding system||Growers were asked if they agree that Zespri’s commission should be based on an EBIT of 2% on sales, the payment of on- and offshore overheads, non-plant variety innovation costs, and excess taxation.||92% of respondents supported this.||Yes. Changes to Zespri’s funding system were signed and came into force in December 2017.|
|4a. Grower Representation and Reporting||Changes to the structure of NZKGI were proposed including reducing the size and representatives of the Forum.||94% of respondents agreed with these changes.||Yes. Rules were updated in July 2015|
|4b. Grower control of Supply Agreement/Supply Chain/Market Signals||Proposals suggested as to how decisions are made within these areas||94% of respondents agreed with these changes.||Yes. NZKGI has developed training for supply entities and growers on the supply agreement|
|5. Zespri Board||Changes were suggested to have three independent board directors and to make the terms for all directors to be three years.||95% of respondents agreed with these changes.||Yes|
|6. Kiwifruit New Zealand Board||Growers were asked if they agree that growers elect the majority of board members and that the board have the appropriate skill set||95% of respondents agreed with these changes.||Yes. Changes to the regulations were made in July 2015 to provide for 3 grower elected positions and 3 independent positions.|
|7. Kiwifruit Export Regulations 1999||That ‘core business’ includes kiwifruit activities Zespri undertakes for the financial benefit of New Zealand growers||92% of respondents agreed with these changes.||Yes. Changes to the regulations were made in July 2015|
|8. Collaborative Marketing||It was proposed that collaborative marketing become a more integral part of the industry’s market plans and that the funding for collaborative marketing be more flexible.||92% of respondents agreed with these changes.||Yes. Changes to the regulations were made in July 2015|