Planning and Development

Planning and Development

Orchard Planning and Development

Our team is happy to help provide you with expert advice on your orchard for any future development you may require. From T-bar to pergola, locating shelter belts, new orchard plantings or grafting to a new variety. Call our Grower Services team for a friendly chat, we will be glad to come visit your orchard and provide advice as part of our free service to you.

New Variety Consultation

Embracing the excitement of new varieties, our Orchard Managers are versatile, innovative and relish adapting to the changes that new varieties bring to our growers and to the industry. New variety conversion, grafting techniques, vine management or spray advice are all in a day’s work for our grower services team, as is part of our drive to be the top performers within this new chapter of the Kiwifruit industry.

Geoff and Marie Bright

Friendly Team, Consistent High Quality

"The friendly team at Hume Pack-N-Cool have provided constant help and encouragement in our orchard development. In particular, this year they have been instrumental in ensuring that our orchard practice and growing environment is of consistent high quality."

Geoff and Marie Bright, Hume Pack-N-Cool Ltd Growers

Your Key Contacts:

Darshan Singh
Darshan Singh

Contact Details

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.

 

Alistair Grant
Alistair Grant

Contact Details

Alistair Grant

Orchard Operations Manager

Phone: 07 549 1011 ext 206
Mobile: 022 380 1638
Email: alistair@humepack.co.nz

After completing a degree in Agriculture at Massey University Alistair moved to Te Puke and spent four years working for Turners and Growers as an export rep. While there he experienced the highs and lows of the industry including multiple desk selling and the 87 share market crash.

Returning from an extensive 2 year OE, he re-entered the kiwifruit industry working on orchards in Te Puke.

Marriage, two children and a twenty five year career growing commercial roses has once again seen a return to kiwifruit…………

The industry today presents a far bigger, more complex and dynamic environment and Alistair welcomes the challenges and opportunities it presents.

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