201 Warren Street North, Hastings
PO Box 1261, Hastings 4122

AgFirst Hawkes’ Bay has three arms to the business. They cover Pastoral Agriculture, Horticulture and Engineering. Their pastoral team covers the full range of sheep, beef, deer, dairying and environmental whilst their Horticultural counterparts have a particular focus on pipfruit, grape, kiwifruit and summer fruit production, and related environmental issues. Engineering provides a service to these and other clients particularly around water and effluent irrigation.

AgFirst Hawkes’ Bay is a team of 5 consultants plus technicians and support staff specialising in horticultural consultancy, mainly in the pipfruit, grapes, kiwifruit and summerfruit sectors. Their wide range of skills means the team offers a range of services to clients ranging from one-to-one ‘orchard walks’, through to technology transfer at a national level. A comprehensive list of current projects can be found below, but in summary, the AgFirst Hawke’s Bay office team provide:

  • Orchard management tools including OrchardNet and HortWatch
  • Research and development services
  • Project management
  • Technology transfer services
  • Economic and financial benchmarking analysis
  • Orchard management and labour supply
  • Property purchase and feasibility studies
  • Horticultural consultancy in NZ and internationally