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Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association Inc. administers the Demeter organic certification label. The association promotes biodynamic practices based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, and is a member of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements). Biodynamic agriculture regards the earth as a living organism, and includes the use of specially fermented herbal preparations in the growing process.

BIO-GRO New Zealand 
The Bio-Gro certification label is administered by the New Zealand Biological Producers and Consumers Council Inc. is validated by the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM).  The Bio-Gro philosophy involves the non use of artificial chemicals as well as the use of a positive management system based on the concept of a productive eco-system. The certification system was developed in 1983 and is used to certify over 700 NZ organic operations. 

AsureQuality New Zealand Ltd
The Government's AsureQuality Ltd provides organic certification for a wide range of NZ food and agricultural industries. The AsureQuality Organic Standard is based on internationally recognised guidelines and is accredited by the world's leading organic organisation - the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).

The OrganicFarmNZ label is found on produce from a network of New Zealand's small-scale producers. OrganicFarmNZ is a certification scheme which operates under the Soil and Health Association but is run at grass-roots level by 12 regional bodies. The scheme operates by peer reveiw and is designed to give consumers confidence that the food they buy is of the same standard as that produced under the Bio-Gro, Demeter and Certenz labels.

Far North Organic Growers Association
Aims to offer affordable organic certification for local growers and producers and provide meaningful verification that food is grown to a standard without chemical or prohibited inputs. The association provide certification for producers wishing to sell to their local market and also administers the Far North Branch of ORGANIC FARM NZ (OFNZ). 

Organic Products Exporters of New Zealand (OPENZ)
OPENZ aims to encourage and support companies and organisations who have an interest in the New Zealand organic export industry. Products Exporters of New Zealand (OPENZ)

Soil and Health Association of New Zealand Inc.
The Association publishes Soil & Health magazine and promotes safe, healthy food, protection of the environment and policies for sustainable farming and resource use.

146 Hinemoa St
P O Box 36-170, Northcote
Auckland 9
Phone +64-9-480 4440
Fax +64-9-480 4440



Te Waka Kai Ora
Maori Organic GroupWWOOF, Willing Workers On Organic Farms, provides the opportunity for members to live and experience life on New Zealand organic properties.


Percy Tipene
R.D.3 Kaikohe

Telephone +64-09-401-4837
Mobile: 027 2559362


WWOOF New Zealand

P O Box 1172, Nelson
Phone +64-3-544 9890


Organic Dairy Producers Group : Promotes organic dairy farming as a viable sustainable way of farming, financially, environmentally and personally. Aims to provide a forum to allow members to exchange ideas and information with other organic farmers, be a voice for organic dairy farmers in NZ where ever that role might be needed, and assist members wherever possible.

Contact: Ray & Jenny Ridings 15 Ridings Rd, RD 1 Paeroa
Telephone: 07 867 6809 
Fax: 07 867 6899
Mobile: 025 290 8109


Permaculture Institute of New Zealand  The Permaculture national organisation advocates and promotes training in sustainable designand management.



Further contacts for organic organisations, businesses, products and services are available in the Organic Directory NZ.

AgriQuality logoFar North Organic Growers and Producers Association : Certifiers - PO Box 157, Kaitaia, Chairman: Werner Krieger, 09 408


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OANZ The organic industry representative, OANZ is a coalition of Bio Gro, Soil and Health, the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, the Organic Products Exporters of NZ (OPENZ), Organic Farm NZ, Te Waka Kai Ora, Agriquality and affiliates from the Organic Dairy Producers Group and the Certified Organic Kiwifruit Association. Chariman is kiwifruit grower and former Zespri chair Doug Voss. Chief executive is former Act deputy Ken Shirley.

Organic Federation of New Zealand (OFNZ)
The Federation aims to promote organics in the New Zealand community and to provide a common voice for the organic industry.

P O Box 9206, Wellington
Phone +64-6-364 2231
Fax +64-6-364 3107



The following advertisements are not placed by Organic Pathways and are not necessarily organic