We've compiled a set of resources and information to help you with your registration. Once you register with us you'll be able to access all relevant Zespri Manufacturing Standards here.
Registering your business as an essential service with MPI
As you will now be aware all growers and contractors providing services to the kiwifruit sector must register their business by 5 pm on Friday 27 March to continue provision of these services.
Important message to contractors operating on orchard
Covid-19 requires significant changes in how we continue to operate. While the kiwifruit harvest is considered an essential business, Registration with MPI is required. I must reiterate the importance registering and of the protocols to be followed which allow us to operate under Level 4 of the COVID-19 alert system. The seriousness of these protocols must be understood by everybody. To be deemed an essential business is not something that we take lightly and everyone in the industry has a very important responsibility to hold these protocols to the highest regard to ensure that our status is not revoked. All growers and orchard contractors must review the information provided and complete Registration by this Friday to be allowed to operate.
GUIDELINE FOR MINIMISING SPREAD OF COVID-19 ON KIWIFRUIT ORCHARDS
On Monday 23rd March, the Government announced that New Zealand was moving to a COVID-19 Alert Level 3 response immediately and to an Alert Level 4 response to COVID-19 from Wednesday 25th March (https://covid19.govt.nz/). This means that all people except those employed in essential services must stay at home. Food producers and their essential supply chain businesses are considered essential services and can continue to operate. However, businesses who are permitted to continue operating MUST be registered and have processes in place to ensure that they protect their workers and the Government has made it clear that businesses who do not protect their staff will be forced to stop operating.