New Zealand Agrichemical Education Trust (NZAET)

The NZAET was formed in 1992 by the primary producer groups and aims to develop and maintain good practice standards of agrichemical use.

Strategy and objectives

The Trust's Mission Statement is 'To facilitate the approved and safe use of agrichemicals in NZ consistent with sustainable land management and environmental protection through advocacy and education.'

Our strategy and business priorities for 2022-23 are available to download.


The current Trustees of the Trust are:

  • Erin Simpson - Chair (independent)
  • Steve Chandler (NZ Forest Owners Association)
  • Clinton Carroll (Rural Contractors NZ)
  • Jeff Howe (Animal and Plant Health NZ)
  • David Birkett (Federated Farmers)
  • Mike Parker (FAR)
  • Hugh Ritchie (HorticultureNZ)
  • Hazel Thomson (SWINZ)
  • Anna Lambourne (NZ Apples + Pears)
  • Mel Walker (Zespri International Ltd)

Annual Reports




Note: earlier annual reports are available on the Charities Register.