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Nominations for avocado industry awards

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the avocado industry? We would like to recognise those individuals who have helped to advance our industry - we are calling for nominations from all NZAGA members for the following awards: Life Member Avocado Award Service Award Award Criteria Life Members: there is a limit of five life members at any one time (we currently have three: Grahame Ross, Ron Bailey and Hugh Moore). The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and recognise leadership contributions and input into the NZ Avocado Growers’ Association which materially advances the association to the benefit of members. Life membership of the association is restricted to members of the Association. Avocado Award: This award is to acknowledge and recognise contributions to the avocado sector that change or alter the business resulting in advancement forward in the avocado sector. The purpose of this award is to recognise contributions in all areas of the sector, including but not limited to marketing, research and development and product and production innovation. This category of award is open to any industry stakeholder or participant. Service to the Sector: The Service Award provides recognition of service to the sector by an NZAGA executive committee member who has served two or more terms. Any member of NZ Avocado Growers’ Association Inc. can propose nominees for the awards.  All nominations are to be sent by email to Edwina Aitchison at edwina.aitchison@nzavocado.co.nz by Friday 12 June. Please download and use the form below.

Nominations open for Executive Committee and Board

Nominations are now being accepted for the NZ Avocado Growers’ Association Inc. Executive Committee and the Board of Avocado Industry Council Limited. Ensure your nominations are submitted to the NZ Avocado office no later than 29 May 2015. At the 2015 Annual General meeting the term of office is complete for two representatives and four vacancies exist; Listed below are the regions and regional representatives who have completed their term of office or otherwise. Bay of Plenty/Rest of NZ: 3 seats vacant and requiring representation •Ashby Whitehead -Term complete – available for re-election •John Cotterell - Term complete – available for re-election • John Schnackenberg - Resigned 27 November 2014 in 1st year of term. The new appointee will be appointed for a 2 year term to be re-elected in 2017 for 3 years to maintain the rotation as detailed in the NZAGA Rules.  Mid North: 1 seat vacant and requiring representation Sue Culham - Resigned effective 2015 AGM after completing 1 year of term. The new appointee will be appointed for a 2 year term to be re-elected in 2017 for three years to maintain the rotation as detailed in the NZAGA Rules. Voting: If more nominations are received than current vacancies, a ballot will take place in June/July. The Executive Committee is announced as soon as the results are known but does not take office until the close of the 2015 AGM. For further information on the elections and to download a nomination form, please visit the NZ Avocado industry website: www.nzavocado.co.nz

Call for Remits to be presented at the NZAGA and AIC Annual General Meeting 2015

The NZ Avocado Growers’ Association Inc. (NZAGA) 2015 AGM will be held at 3:30pm Wednesday, 26 August at the Club Mount Maunganui, 45 Kawaka Street, Mount Maunganui and will be preceded by the NZ Avocado Grower Forum. To submit a remit to be presented at the AGM, please use this form. Please note, we will call for items of general business in the AGM pack being posted to members the week of 20 July.

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Upcoming Events

Bay of Plenty Field day

10:00 AM, 11 June 2015

Join the NZ Avocado R&D team to discuss the outcomes we are seeing in the research we are undertaking with the grower working groups and with Plant & Food Research. The first of these field days kicks off on 11 June in the Bay of Plenty.   We will be talking about the triggers and management of irregular bearing, pruning avocado trees, as well as providing an update on new cultivars and our MBIE and PGP projects.   NZ Avocado CEO Jen Scoular will also be at each of the field days to update you on NZ Avocado activity; China access, Biosecurity and the season outlook.  Bay of Plenty Date: 11 June 2015 Time: 10am-12pm Venue: Warwick and Mary Coles' orchard, 77 Martray Road, Katikati   Refreshments provided.  Please RSVP with which field day you would like to attend by emailing Jo at jo.nunn@nzavocado.co.nz or by calling the NZ Avocado office on 0800 286 2236.

South Auckland Field day

02:00 PM, 12 June 2015

Join the NZ Avocado R&D team to discuss the outcomes we are seeing in the research we are undertaking with the grower working groups and with Plant & Food Research. The first of these field days kicks off on 11 June in the Bay of Plenty.   We will be talking about the triggers and management of irregular bearing, pruning avocado trees, as well as providing an update on new cultivars and our MBIE and PGP projects.   NZ Avocado CEO Jen Scoular will also be at each of the field days to update you on NZ Avocado activity; China access, Biosecurity and the season outlook.  South Auckland Date: 12 June 2015 Time: 2pm-4pm Venue: David French's orchard, 316 Glenbrook Beach Road, Waiuku Refreshments provided.  Please RSVP with which field day you would like to attend by emailing Jo at jo.nunn@nzavocado.co.nz or by calling the NZ Avocado office on 0800 286 2236.

Mangawhai Field day

10:00 AM, 23 June 2015

Join the NZ Avocado R&D team to discuss the outcomes we are seeing in the research we are undertaking with the grower working groups and with Plant & Food Research. The first of these field days kicks off on 11 June in the Bay of Plenty.  We will be talking about the triggers and management of irregular bearing, pruning avocado trees, as well as providing an update on new cultivars and our MBIE and PGP projects.   NZ Avocado CEO Jen Scoular will also be at each of the field days to update you on NZ Avocado activity; China access, Biosecurity and the season outlook. Mangawhai Date: 23 June 2015 Time: 10am-12pm Venue: Eran orchard, 419 Tara Road, Mangawhai Refreshments provided. Please RSVP with which field day you would like to attend by emailing Jo at jo.nunn@nzavocado.co.nz or by calling the NZ Avocado office on 0800 286 2236.

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