Hawkes Bay Post-Cyclone Event For All Growers

Thu, Apr. 20, 2023 3:00pm — 5:00pm | Ellwood Function Centre

All fruit and vegetable growers in the Hawkes Bay are invited to a get-together at 3pm, Thursday 20 April at the Ellwood Function Centre.  

This event is an opportunity for all growers to come together for an update on the post-cyclone situation as the horticulture industry sees it, ahead of Government decisions about the recovery and further support.  

In addition, the event will be a chance to provide feedback and share perspectives. We will also clarify where to go for advice and support. 

The event will finish with beers and a BBQ at about 5pm, providing time to catch up with colleagues and friends.  

When | 3pm, Thursday 20 April
Where | Ellwood Function Centre, 15 Otene Road, Waipatu


  • State of the districts’ bee populations and thoughts for pollination in the 2023-24 season from Arataki Honey
  • Projects under way to learn about the ‘new’ soils and how to respond to what we have. Dan Bloomer and Michael White
  • Silt and waste update. HortNZ and HDC (presenter TBC)
  • MPI support and regional comments. Jacqui Davis.
  • HBRC perspective from Xan Harding and Jerf van Beek
  • Mental coping strategies. Wanda Douglas, Wands Psychology Services
  • Recovery planning report, Gus Cartheris.

Q and A session

Beer and a sausage from 5:00pm


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