Welcome to The Agrichain Centre

The AgriChain Centre offers value adding Food Safety, Post Harvest, Biosecurity, Phytosanitary Certification and Knowledge services to businesses and organisations at all points of the food value chain.We are a New Zealand based business with offices on Auckland’s North Shore, as well as in South Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch.We work with local as well as international clients to deliver sustainable, pragmatic and value adding solutions.

Independent Verification Agency

We are an Independent Verification Agency (IVA) for the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), authorised to provide Phytosanitary Certification Services.


Project Management is a discipline in its own right and not something to be done in a spare ten minutes between finishing one task and starting the next.

Industry Services

Our services include achieving the Impossible in the areas of: Fruit Survey, Mystery Shopping, Sampling Programmes, and Food Safety & Biosecurity Advice

Knowledge Central

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Hortsource Blog

  • My New Book – Fair & Sustainable Produce Prices

    I am sitting here at my keyboard, just like last year, and the year before, writing a blog entry. It is spring in New Zealand. The evergreen Azaleas are coming to the end of their flowering cycle, the first columbines Read More

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  • Apples Need To Be Picked To Earn Export Dollars

    It is not easy being Minister of Immigration. Particularly in Covid times. New Zealand is a very attractive destination for people from around the world at the best of times; for tourists, as well as people intent to build a Read More

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  • North Korea – The Next Global Banana Merchant?

    Global warming is causing all sorts of rethinks. The English county of Kent these days has a burgeoning wine industry. There wasn’t a wine maker in sight in my days in London in the seventies. Wine culture at the time Read More

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  • The New Normal is Different Today

    The photo on this page was taken a year after the big Christchurch earthquake. It represented an inner Christchurch suburb community attempt to cope with the ‘new normal’ the city had been presented with by these devastating earthquakes. Once collapsed Read More

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