Sep 2023

Meet the 2023 Grower2Grower Golf Day Sponsors

Meet the 2023 Grower2Grower Golf Day Sponsors
Pleased to introduce the sponsors for the Grower2Grower Golf Day 2023
Our Principal Sponsor will be at hole number 1 on the course. A huge thank you to the Horticentre Group for their continued support of the G2G golf day.

Horticentre was established in 1981 ‘by growers for growers. The business has grown from its early days of supporting covered crops in Auckland to a business that supports all horticultural crops in all regions.

The catch phrase ‘by growers for growers’ has changed to ‘driving crop performance’ to reflect the ongoing value this business can add to a grower’s crop; well sourced, high-quality products and technical expertise that is second to none.

The Horticentre Group consists of three well established brands; Horticentre, TasmanCrop and HortFertplus. The Horticentre Group is delighted to support the Grower2Grower Golf Day and the benefactor of that day the Hawke’s Bay Fruit Growers Association Charitable Trust.


Our amazing Sponsors of the Welcome BBQ are YARA New Zealand


Responsibly feed the world and protect the planet.

This is Yara’s mission and is both simple and very ambitious.

Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet, to fulfil our vision of a collaborative society, a world without hunger and a planet respected.

To meet these commitments, we have taken the lead in developing digital farming tools for precision farming and work closely with partners throughout the whole food value chain to develop more climate-friendly crop nutrition solutions.

In addition, we are committed to working towards sustainable mineral fertilizer production. We foster an open culture of diversity and inclusion that promotes the safety and integrity of our employees, contractors, business partners, and society at large.

Founded in 1905 to solve the emerging famine in Europe, Yara has a worldwide presence with around 17,000 employees and operations in over 60 countries.

This year the On Course Refreshments are sponsored by Apex Greenhouses

From humble beginnings more than 40 years ago, Apex Greenhouses is now Australasia’s largest greenhouse builder proudly providing local support and expertise that guarantees our customers a quality product while building strong relationships that continues into generations.


Meet  the ‘Hole’ Sponsors

For those playing there is the opportunity, on the way around the course, to meet and chat with our hole sponsors, as well as partake in fun activities with them, with lots of great prizes up for grabs.


On hole number 4 we have the fantastic team from Gellert’s Nursery

Family owned & operated, for more than 20 years Gellert’s have been helping fellow Kiwis to create stunning living spaces with their range of indoor plants.  Operating out of its heated greenhouses in Karaka, South Auckland with over 50 staff, Gellerts is devoted to growing high-quality vegetable seedlings alongside their large range of indoor houseplants.

Gellert’s prides itself on being New Zealand’s largest Phalaenopsis Orchid grower and staying at the forefront of plant and vegetable production.”


 On hole number 17 we have the ANZ

The ANZ Agri Business team in Pukekohe is thrilled to be a part of the Grower2Grower golf tournament. Like Grower2Grower, our ANZ team is passionate about supporting our growers and farmers in the region. We look forward to a chat on the course!


On hole number 6 We have Signify our lighting specialists.

Number one in connected, LED and conventional lighting.​

Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things (IoT). Our energy efficient lighting products, systems and services enable our customers to enjoy a superior quality of light, and make people’s lives safer and more comfortable, businesses more productive and cities more liveable.​

  • 100% carbon neutral global operations​
  • 114 million connected light points​.
  • 5 billion Euro sales in 2022​
  • 8% of sales invested in R&D​
  • Approximately 35,000 employees ​
  • A presence in over 70 countries​


Don’t get stung at hole number 7! We have NZ’s number one Bumble bee supplier Zonda.

Zonda is a New Zealand owned and operated company specialising in the development and sale of quality products to home gardeners and growers throughout the country. Our range covers a variety of pest control and pollination solutions from pheromone traps and predator mites through to self-contained bumblebee hives.

With our state-of-the-art production facility, we are able to produce predators and bees year-round in sufficient quantities to supply growers.


On hole number 3 We have the ex-seed-ingly experienced seed supplies Lefroy Valley NZ.

LEFROY VALLEY NZ started in 1990, servicing all of NZ from Pukekohe. We pride ourselves on being a valuable resource for growers, providing Quality Seeds along with experienced advice for both outdoor and covered crop production.  Lefroy Valley is a progressive seed company which considers customers as partners in the business of producing good quality produce at a profit.  We source quality seeds from many of the world’s leading vegetable seed breeders and suppliers and do extensive trial work from very early in the breeding process through to commercial sales.


At Lefroy Valley we believe that a seed company may have the best hybrids available, but without the best advice, the grower is no better off. We are not just seed sellers; we look, listen, evaluate, and provide the best advice we can based on our knowledge.


Need legal assistance? Look no further than hole number 12 where we have the amazing team from Franklin Law.

Franklin Law is a local law firm with local expertise. Based in Pukekohe, Franklin Law acts for a number of local Growers and has a depth of experience in the sorts of legal concerns which impact on Growers and their businesses. Franklin Law is delighted to be part of Growers Golf Day and will be erecting a marquee at hole 12 on the day of the tournament. If you would like to learn more about Franklin Law or would just like to talk about the legal issues facing your business, then be sure to stop at hole 12 to talk to one of Franklin Law’s experienced solicitors, or just give them a call anytime on 09 237 0226.


At Green number 9, next to the clubhouse we have Ecomix – Experts in and Suppliers of coir substrate.

Ecomix Australia develops and produces a comprehensive range of new high tech, new generation horticultural growing media. An eco-sustainable and innovative company, Ecomix Australia has achieved market recognition and significant market acceptance with their core product range.


On hole number 10 We have the experts in Hazardous Substances Training Educhem

Educhem is one of New Zealand’s leading Hazardous Substance Training Providers. We strive to give our trainees nothing short of excellence. If you require training for Agrichemicals, Fuels, Baits, Fertilizers or Acids and Alkalis. Then head to our courses page and book now.


Wow what impressive group of sponsors!

Without the support of these fantastic organisations the golf day would not be able to go ahead, Thank You – we are so grateful to you all for your support.

There are still opportunities available to support the day, if you would like to be involved, please contact Marie at Marie@grower2grower.co.nz



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