Post conference Pukekohe tour

The PMA Fresh Connections 2014 post conference Pukekohe tour will allow participants to view and gain insights into the south east of Auckland's fruit and vegetable food bowl operations .
Date Friday 27 June 2014

0730-1830 hours

Coaches will depart from the Viaduct Events Centre sharply at 0730 hours

Cost NZD125
Limited spaces available – get in quick
Tour itinerary 
Note, the itinerary is subject to change and notification of such changes will be made via the conference managers.
0730 Depart Viaduct Events Centre

Compac Sorting Equipment, Onehunga (includes coffee and light breakfast)

‘Pulling Back The Curtain’ To reveal Prototypes and Innovation not yet to market.

Demonstration & show room visit with an Interactive approach.

Technical Advice Presentation.

Sorting equipment reveal – First to market technology


Snap Fresh growing operation, Rangiriri West

Review Innovation used to plant and harvest Micro Greens / Baby Lettuce / Vital Vegetables.

Winter home block in peat soil

Baby carrots ‘Imperator’ variety.

1 hectare green house with rocket

Fancy and baby lettuce for processing.

Understand the complexities with growing and harvesting these specialised processing lines

Presentations /  production / Innovation in the business

Presentations from Key business principal Chris Butler GM of Farming


South Pacific Seeds warehouse and seed treatment facility, Pukekohe (includes lunch, refreshments, tea and coffee)

Presentations / innovation in the business

Presentation on seed treatment

Review new innovation with seed products

During lunch presentations from Key business principals Charlotte Connoley


Wilcox pack house and farm, Pukekohe

Wilcox tour to include the pack house operation and field visits

Presentations pack house / production / Innovation in the business  from key business principals


Plant and Food Research, Sandringham

General overview of Plant & Food

Split in to three groups and tour through Postharvest facility and Sensory lab

1830 Arrive back at Viaduct Events Centre


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