Any person growing avocados for commercial purposes in New Zealand may join NZ Avocado Growers' Association Inc. (NZAGA).
As a member of NZAGA your details will be added to the industry database and you will receive all relevant industry information, including research publications, a copy of the quarterly industry magazine AvoScene, the regular AvoConnect email newsletter and invitations to field days and other industry events.
Ordinary Membership to NZAGA is created through the application and granting of a Property Identification Number (P-PIN) for the orchard (please see application form at the bottom of this page). There is a one-off charge for this PIN which is currently $70+GST.
This P-PIN is used for traceability purposes and to keep historical data about your orchard. It is also required for use in voting processes at NZAGA annual general meetings, special general meetings and any industry postal ballots such as the election of regional Grower representatives and the six yearly renewal of the Commodity Levy order on avocados.
How is the PPIN Number Assigned?
The P-PIN is a four digit number thatis unique to a property as defined by its valuation number. Afifth digit will be added to indicate the grower/supplier of the fruit from the property, as this may be different from the owner.
What if I have multiple orchards?
If you have multiple valuation numbers, then a unique P-PIN will be randomly assigned to each valuation number.
What if I sell my property - or buy another one?
As the P-PIN is land based regardless of ownership, the P-PIN remains with the property.
What happens if I subdivide my property?
When a property is subdivided and sold, a new valuation number is assigned to each portion of the property. The existing valuation number and P-PIN remain with a smaller portion of the original property and each new valuation number will be randomly allocated another P-PIN.
Do I advise any party of change of ownership?
All changes must be advised in writing to NZ Avocado
If you have any queries regarding NZAGA membership, subscription to the AvoScene magazine, or would like some further information please contact New Zealand Avocado.