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, access to member only content on the website, access to the 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 (PPIN) for the orchard. There is a one-off charge for this PPIN which is currently $70+GST.

This PPIN 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.

To apply for a PPIN please download this application form and email  along with certificate of title. We will respond to applications within 10 working days.

Download NZ AGA Rules here:


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FAQ on grower membership

How is the PPIN number assigned?

The P-PIN is a four digit number that is unique to a property as defined by its valuation number. A fifth 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.

NZ Avocado must be notified in writing about the change in ownership.

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

All memberships are provided at the discretion of NZ Avocado and are subject to review or change without notice. After completing your application you’ll be notified if your application has been approved.

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Payments are non-refundable.

If you have any queries regarding memberships, subscription to the AvoScene magazine, or would like some further information please contact New Zealand Avocado