In-house Laboratory

In-house Laboratory

In-house Laboratory

We have an in-house laboratory. We will monitor your fruit from development to maturity and through storage. This enables us to help you make important orchard management decisions through the growing season. We continue monitoring your fruit quality as an integral part of our inventory management system, ensuring top performance in the marketplace and maximising Grower returns. 

We have trained staff in Pest and Psa monitoring, assisting growers in following the ZESPRI Crop Protection Programme.

Your Key Contacts:

Aimee Barker-Gilbert
Aimee Barker-Gilbert

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Aimee Barker-Gilbert

Grower Services Manager

Phone: 07 549 1011 Ext 218
Mobile 021 895 415
Email: aimee@humepack.co.nz

I was born and raised in the North King Country on a sheep and beef farm before moving to Katikati at the start of 2015. I have been involved in the kiwifruit industry ever since, working in both the orchard and post-harvest operations throughout the year.

I have a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of Canterbury and completed the Level 2 National Certificate in Horticulture through Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology. 

My partner and I live in sunny Athenree with our Japanese Spitz, Zuko and in January 2021 we welcomed our son Dash into the world. 

Darshan Singh
Darshan Singh

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Darshan Singh

External Operations Manager

Phone: 07 549 1011 Ext 234
Mobile 027 365 5365
Email: darshan@humepack.co.nz

Since the age of 8, I have called Katikati home! While studying at Katikati college I worked weekends and after school on the line, packing fruit at Hume Pack-N-Cool. In 2013, I graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from AUT University. After graduation, I spent four years as an electrical engineer in Christchurch and Tauranga, working on some high-profile buildings. Our family has always been connected to the kiwifruit industry. At the start of 2018, I made the move over and started working in the kiwifruit industry as a grower services representative for another post harvest facility. With our family operation in kiwifruit, I have been around the industry for a long time and what a wonderful time to be a part of it.

I love the opportunities this industry has to offer. I enjoy working with people towards a common goal. To further develop my skills and capabilities, I am in the process of completing my MBA from Otago University. In my spare time, I enjoy playing and watching sports, golf in particular, and spending time with my wife and parents.

 

Pete McGowan
Pete McGowan

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Pete McGowan

Grower Services Representative

Phone: 07 549 1011
Mobile: 0273 741 190 
Email:   pete.mcgowan@humepack.co.nz

I was born in Tauranga sometime way back in the 1960’s and am a mad keen fisherman, hunter, and photographer. My working life revolved around practically all aspects of the kiwifruit industry. In 2011, PSA forced a rethink of my future and I began studying geology extramurally at Massey University. Graduating with a MSc in hydrogeology, I spent 4 years working as a hydrogeologist, but the consulting life was just not for me. My greatest achievement in life is simply living long enough to experience the joy grandchildren bring (or perhaps was it catching my 229 kg Bluefin Tuna?).

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