Te Puke

Physical & Postal Address

412 No 1 Road
RD 2
Te Puke 3182

Tel: +64 7 928 9800
Fax: +64 7 928 9801

Te Puke is the base of New Zealand’s $1 billion kiwifruit industry. Our Te Puke site works closely with ZESPRI and is home to our kiwifruit breeding programme andour extensive kiwifruit germplasm collection.


Key Facts

  • ~40 staff
  • 40 ha research orchard
  • Cool stores
  • Packhouse facilities
  • Kiwifruit Nursery, including plastic houses and sheds
  • Purpose-build laboratory facilities


Areas of research include:

  • Breeding Science
  • Applied Entomology
  • Crop & Fruit Production Systems
  • Systems Modelling
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