The Hazelnut Growers' Association of New Zealand brings together growers throughout the country to enable sharing of knowledge and experience, to foster the growth of the New Zealand hazelnut industry.
The wealth of knowledge present within New Zealand is vast, from the 20 year old research orchard at Lincoln University, to the individual expertise of many growers. All of this knowledge is extremely important in ensuring that the industry is as successful as is possible. It is also extremely important that all of our growers and processors have access to this pool of information.
HGANZ members are located throughout New Zealand, from Auckland to Invercargill. The total New Zealand plantings are in excess of 300,000 trees on over 400 ha.
- To promote research and encourage a domestic and overseas trade in hazelnuts.
- To facilitate, for the benefit of members, scientific, technical, and practical information about hazelnut production and processing.
- To promote and provide conferences, field days, and workshops to further members' knowledge about the growing and production of hazelnuts.
- To promote an active liaison with other research organisations and Nut and Tree Associations.