Tomatoes New Zealand

TomatoesNZ represents the interests of all commercial fresh tomato growers throughout New Zealand.

Tomatoes are New Zealand's number one selling vegetable. The latest Household Economic Survey figures show New Zealanders bought $99 million worth of tomatoes in 2010.

There are about 150 growers who produce standard and specialty fresh tomatoes that have a farm gate value of $110 million per annum, including $10 million of exports in 2012. The principle export market is Australia and product is also exported to many Pacific Rim and Pacific island countries.

This website, for tomato growers and for people interested in the tomato industry, is funded from the commodity levy paid by New Zealand's commercial fresh tomato growers. Some sections of this website are password protected and only available to active grower members who are paying the Fresh Tomato commodity levy. In order to view these pages you need to login.


TomatoesNZ Report for March 2014


Fresh tomato exports in 2013; Season Update; Conference 2014. more....

IPM Consultant Opportunity


TomatoesNZ, with sponsorship from AGMARDT, is bringing a specialist Integrated Pest Management and bio control consultant Dr Rob Jacobson to New Zealand in June 2014. more....

Conference 2014


The 2014 TomatoesNZ conference and AGM is on Tuesday 24th June at the Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland. more....

TomatoesNZ Report for February 2014


Macrolophus application; Tomato Black Ring Virus established in NZ; Tomatoes loose #1 spot, but grow in value and TomatoesNZ Board Meeting this month. more....

TomatoesNZ Report for December 2013


TomatoesNZ for NZ Grower Magazine, December 2013 - Macrolophus release project; Irradiated Australian Tomatoes update; Season update; Government Industry Agreements on biosecurity (GIA ) update; Organophosphate and carbamate factsheets on new usage rules; Conference 2014 more....

Macrolophus release application to the EPA


TomatoesNZ has applied to the Environmental Protection Authority to import the whitefly biocontrol agent Macrolophus pygmaeus more....

TomatoesNZ Report for November 2013


NZ Fresh Tomato Prices and Trends more....

TomatoesNZ Report for October 2013


Status "Open Glasshouse" a big hit; Biocontrol Agent project and Vapormate project updates. more....

TomatoesNZ Report for September 2013


Australian irradiated tomatoes - spotted; and, Illegally labelled tomatoes more....

TomatoesNZ Report for August 2013


Conference: "Huge Room for Fresh Tomato Growth" and "Tomatoes Strategy Unquestionably Challenging" reports from the NZ Grower. more....

Irradiated Australian tomatoes set for New Zealand stores but will consumers know how to spot them?


Tomatoes New Zealand today urged food retailers and the hospitality sector to label or indicate where imported irradiated Australian tomatoes are sold or served. more....

Conference and AGM 2013 - Speaker presentations


Presentation slides from Prof. David Hughes and Graeme Tregidga's sessions at the TomatoesNZ conference on 31 July 2013. more....

TomatoesNZ Conference and AGM 2013


Papers for the TomatoesNZ 2013 AGM and conference, to be held in WELLINGTON on WED 31 JULY alongside the HortNZ conference on Tuesday 30th July. more....

TomatoesNZ Report for July 2013


Irradiation update, conference remits more....

Irradiation of Aussie tomatoes


Our calls for clear labelling were well received more....

TomatoesNZ report for June 2013


Conference 2013: Keynote speakers announced; May market has been "Really bad" more....

Tomatoes New Zealand encouraged by Minister Kaye's move on irradiated produce


Tomatoes New Zealand says the decision not to enforce compulsory individual labelling of irradiated Australian tomatoes and capsicums is disappointing, but the industry organisation believes their concerns have been heard. more....

Tomatoes New Zealand demands compulsory labelling for irradiated Australian tomatoes


Tomatoes New Zealand today called on the Government to ensure irradiated Australian tomatoes and capsicums supplied to New Zealand retailers are clearly labelled. more....

TomatoesNZ Report for April 2013


BCA project going ahead; AGM & Conference 2013 - save the date!; Proposed levy rate increase; FSANZ approves irradiation application; Season report; Exports more....

TomatoesNZ Report for March 2013


An update on TNZ activities for March more....

Sweet as! Long hot summer results in delicious tomato crop at great prices


Media Release 14 March 2014 more....

TomatoesNZ report for February 2013


Updates on Austrlian imports, EPA Agrichemical reassessments, GIa and grower visits more....

Progress on EPA OP/Carbamate Reassessments


In early November 2012, the Environmental Protection Authority released its proposal on the reassessment of a group of 29 organophosphate and carbamate active ingredients, or formulations containing these ingredients. more....

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