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BNZ National Horticultural Field Day

19th Jun, 2018  |  Horticultural Field Day

The 2018 BNZ National Horticultural Field Day has confirmed a high-profile line up of industry speakers from all major industry organisations who will be speaking in the BNZ Seminar Series, including Mike Chapman from Horticulture NZ, Alan Pollard from Apples and Pears New Zealand and Dr Jim Walker from Plant and Food Research. 

The National Horticultural Field Day event continues to grow each year and this year’s impressive line-up of speakers is proof that the event is a platform to enable discussion amongst major industry groups.

General Manager of the Hawke’s Bay A & P Society, Sally Jackson is very excited to share the list of confirmed speakers. “The speaker line-up is excellent, we are delighted to have a wide range of industry leaders and experts who all understand and see the value of the National Horticultural Field Day as New Zealand’s premier Horticultural event.”

Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist and regular National Horticultural Field Day attendee, is returing and headlining the Power Breakfast event.

The BNZ Seminar Series is a full day programme, culminating with a panel discussion which will include Mike Chapman, CEO Horticulture NZ, Alan Pollard CEO Apples and Pears New Zealand, Prof Hamish Gow from Massey University, Dr Jim Walker, Plant and Food New Zealand, James Palmer CEO Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Lesley Wilson President of Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers, facilitated by Lawrence Yule, local MP for Tuki Tuki and National spokesperson for Horticulture. 

The panel discussion has been headed as a ‘Biosecurity Debate’ which is guaranteed to start some hearty industry conversations over lunch.

“It is rare to see this group of organisations sharing the stage in a panel discussion, so it is expected to generate a national industry audience. We expect tickets to sell very quickly” Sally noted.

The 2018 BNZ National Horticulture Field Day is on Thursday 28 June held at the Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay Tomoana.

Tickets for Tony Alexanders’ Power Breakfast event and the Industry Panel Lunch are ticketed events. For ticketing information and the full programme visit

For more information contact Sally Jackson on 027 470 4624

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